Children’s museum celebrating anniversary of first lunar landing

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Sunday marks 45 years since astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot on the moon, marking a milestone day in history.

Families celebrated the day with some hands-on learning at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Museum science experts led visitors through experiments and programs about gravity and moon craters.

Former NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut Dr. David Wolf was also there. He called the landing one of the most amazing events in human history.

“It showed us we could do anything if we could put our minds to it,” he said.

Wolf, the museum’s scientist-in-residence, said all these years later, people of all ages, including young children, are still fascinated by the moon and space exploration.

“We’re showing them all kinds of activities that have to do with technologies developed in space, how we conduct space travel, how we will do it in the future, so it’s just as inspiring now as it ever was,” said Wolf.

Wolfe completed seven space walks as an Astronaut – including one on the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing.

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