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Space Cadets, Enthusiasts Invited To Celebrate Lunar Landing In Danville, July 20


Date(s) – 07/20/2019
2:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Danville Library


On July 20th a celebration of the 50th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon will take place in Danville.

To commentate the moon landing there will be two events.

The first event will take palace at the Danville Library 400 Front St Danville at 2 PM on July 20th. This program will feature two key participants of the moon landing, Carol Reppucci who was the Mathematician for the program and Engineer Chuck Cunningham, designer of the entry monitor system (EMS). Both worked on the Apollo Space Program during the Sixties. These two veterans of the program will share their stories and experiences of this grand adventure. Come and gain new insights on the Apollo program and the moon landing.

The second event will take place at 8:30 PM on July 20th at the Danville Green which is located next to the library at 400 Front Street in Danville. The Mount Diablo Astronomical Society will be setting up their telescopes and allowing all to take a look at the moon! Yes, you will have the opportunity to look at the moon as well as stars and planets. Celebrate and remember the first time man walked on the moon by taking a close up look at it.

Celebrate mans first steps on the moon at this two great event. First learn about what it takes to put a man on the moon and that evening get an up close and personal look at the moon. A wonderful day and all for free!

This great day and evening commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing are jointly Sponsored by Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Mount Diablo Astronomical Society, and The Danville Library.


  1. From wikipedia: “Space cadet or similar may mean: someone perceived as forgetful, out of touch with reality (“spaced out”) or who makes seemingly obvious mistakes.” I am going instead with the Star Trek – The Voyage Home interpretation of looking like a “cadet review”…i.e. looking like a rookie Academy graduate standing for review, proud and idealistic, and perhaps prone to error due to high enthusiasm and low experience. I personally will be flying the flag for 8 days starting on the 16th. I will be celebrating the launch, the docking, the undocking, the landing, the launch, the docking, the re-entry, and the re-uniting of astronaut and family units. This was epic! This was not the Stones on tour, this was truly an Odyssey, a defining moment!

  2. Wow, two mistakes in one word! Apostrophe needed in “man’s landing” — and your very own article points out that women were involved. We all paid for this exciting venture. Please eliminate biased language from your otherwise wonderful local news outlet.

      • It would be nice to have people here learn to read more thoroughly. This is an obvious event post submitted to this site by the event organizer. It’s not an “article.”

        • Another golden SJW moment. It is amazing to me how people have grown so comfortable lecturing others about how to cover the news or run their business. It’s excruciating.

  3. WoooooooHooooo! Moon Launch TOMORROW! VIPs stationed 3 and a half miles away because if it blows, the blast RADIUS is calculated to be about 3 miles. We wouldn’t want Nixon’s VP Spiro T. Agnew to be injured, he has a destiny of corrupt infamy yet to fulfill. And as Chuck Yeager noted, these astronaut fellows are not chimps…they KNOW they are sitting atop a tower of explosive fuel as that countdown proceeds. These are men with the right stuff, and as our nation continues to disgrace itself daily at our southern border and in Washington, What A Contrast to these audacious men of dreams and courage who landed on the moon with alarms blaring, after having overshot their planned landing site, they proceeded to land ON THEIR FIRST AND ONLY ATTEMPT!!
    No apologies to Lindsay2019. This was a different time. Many women are free to shine now and have my full support in 2020; this is a 50th anniversary all of humanity can celebrate.

  4. July 16: separation and docking with the lunar module complete. trans lunar injection burn complete. hey, is that a Russian probe off the port bow. Astronauts Jules and Vincent (I am paraphrasing): “We should have shotguns for this.”

    Yes, the Ruskies did send an “unmanned” ship to the moon (Luna 15) on July 13 that crashed as it attempted to land on the moon on July 21. And yes, they would have been there to crash earlier but they were detained at the duty free shop before the trans lunar injection burn.

  5. Being a teenager at the time, my sense of injustice was on high alert in 1968-1969 as the war in Indochina raged on at its horrific maximum carnage, racial turmoil (riots, massive fires) raged in the cities, and political leaders with a contrary point of view were silenced by assassination! Interestingly (to me), I have no specific recollection of the protests from the time against the space program that I revered. Ralph Abernathy, and other protesters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (aka NAACP), were received respectfully at the launch and wished the astronauts well despite their dismay at the extravagance of Apollo.

    The movie First Man featured this recollection of the mood which I found illustrative. It is more powerful when you see it performed aloud, I think:

    Whitey on the Moon
    Gil Scott-Heron

    A rat done bit my sister Nell.
    (with Whitey on the moon)
    Her face and arms began to swell.
    (and Whitey’s on the moon)
    I can’t pay no doctor bill.
    (but Whitey’s on the moon)
    Ten years from now I’ll be payin’ still.
    (while Whitey’s on the moon)
    The man jus’ upped my rent las’ night.
    (’cause Whitey’s on the moon)
    No hot water, no toilets, no lights.
    (but Whitey’s on the moon)
    I wonder why he’s uppi’ me?
    (’cause Whitey’s on the moon?)
    I was already payin’ ‘im fifty a week.
    (with Whitey on the moon)
    Taxes takin’ my whole damn check,
    Junkies makin’ me a nervous wreck,
    The price of food is goin’ up,
    An’ as if all that shit wasn’t enough
    A rat done bit my sister Nell.
    (with Whitey on the moon)
    Her face…

    Source: LyricFind

  6. September 1959 Luna 2 crashed (successfully) on the moon. July 1969 Luna 15 crashed (unsuccessfully) on the moon. Twenty years later the Soviet Union crashed in a slow-motion, debris-filled anti-climax across the globe. It was felt as far away as Africa, Indochina, and Central America, and it was bigger than a moon landing.

  7. I was a little girl in 1969, and I was fascinated by the moon walk! Thank you Walter Cronkite for the updates. Your excitement is shared by many!

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