On 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing, UWS Hopes to Inspire Next Generation

Updated: July 20, 2019 10:36 PM

Saturday marked 50 years since man made a small step, and making made a giant leap on the moon. Marking half a century after Apollo 11 landed on the moon, the University of Wisconsin-Superior hoped to inspire the next generation to reach for the stars. 

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"Fifty years ago," Daniel Rust, UWS Transportation & Logistics Assistant Professor, said "the historic event prompted people of all ages to strive for the seemingly impossible."

The college's Transportation and Logistics Research Center hosted an educational event for children to mark the milestone. 

The event was for children Pre-K through 5th grade and their parents. It featured a variety of space-themed educational and interactive exhibits including Observatory tours with up-close views of the sun, a  'walk on the moon' indoor bouncy house and rockets, drones and robot demonstrations. 

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