On the day the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, join the History Center for a special screening of the new Smithsonian Channel documentary film, “The Day We Walked on the Moon.”
“The Day We Walked on the Moon” unfolds with a minute-by-minute description of those 24 hours when humanity first stepped on to the Moon – told by the people who witnessed it.
Astronauts (including Michael Collins, the third member of the Apollo 11 mission), members of Mission Control (including Flight Director Gene Kranz, Capsule Communicator Charles Duke and Guidance Officer Steve Bales), and the children of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reveal their personal stories behind the scenes of the iconic day. Pop culture notables like Queen guitarist and doctor of astrophysics Brian May and television personality and professor of physics Brian Cox describe where they were and what they felt during that “one small step.” It’s a story that ranges from the deeply personal to the grand and historic, an in-depth look at one of the most important 24-hour periods in history.
Following the hour-long screening, stay for a short conversation and Q&A with a History Center curator about Pittsburgh’s contributions to the Moon landing and share your own Moon landing memories!
The screening of “The Day We Walked on the Moon” is included with museum admission.
For more information, please contact Sam Moore at email@example.com or 412-454-6373.