Hear the Inside Story of the Apollo 11 Mission from Former NASA Engineer

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Meet Lou Ramon at the Discovery Center July 16

During his nearly 50-year aerospace career, former NASA engineer Lou Ramon was involved in a number of U.S. human spaceflight programs, from Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle to the International Space Station. He is now a dedicated volunteer docent at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. He continues to be passionate about human spaceflight, and considers himself to be an "old-fashioned spaceman."

Among the many highlights during his career, he is proud of working as part of the Apollo 11 mission, alongside astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

On July 16, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch to the Moon, Lou Ramon will speak at the Discovery Center at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., sharing his first-hand experiences, and showing photos and video of the July 20, 1969, landing on the Moon. This special presentation is included in the cost of Discovery Center admission.

The Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs. Hours are 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on major holidays.

See admission information here.

This article is part of Space Watch: July 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 7).

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