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NASA Day at the Capitol
April 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Officials from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will visit Montgomery, Alabama, Thursday, April 18, to spread the word about the importance of the state’s role in urgently leading America back to the Moon and to inspire the next generations of engineers, scientists and explorers during Alabama Aerospace Week.
From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., NASA exhibits will be displayed outside the Alabama State House on Washington Street to give the public a look at work underway on NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and other NASA projects. Featured will be a space shuttle main engine test engine — similar to the RS-25 engines that will be used to power SLS — and exhibits celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July, 20, 1969 — one of humanity’s greatest achievements.