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New exhibit celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland is revealing it's new exhibit today, "Apollo 50: Small Steps to a Giant Leap."

Posted: Jul 20, 2019 2:18 PM
Updated: Jul 20, 2019 2:21 PM

ASHLAND, Ore.,--The ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland expects hundreds of people to come check out their new exhibit today, Apollo 50: Small Steps to a Giant Leap. After a year in the works the exhibit opened today to celebrate when Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, 50 years ago.

The museum's executive director, Dan Ruby, says guests have a lot to look forward to.

"It has real mission control consol from NASA, that visitors can play with an experience a launch for themselves, it has a full scale lunar landing simulator that people can try their hand at landing, people can see themselves on the surface of the moon and a bunch of other activites and programs that celebrate the moon landings," says Ruby.

The exhibit will be open through October 10th.

For a first look at the exhbit, watch Newswatch 12 at 5.

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