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July 15, 1999

REPORTERS INVITED TO APOLLO 11 30th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first landing of humans on the moon, NASA will be participating in several events around the country; some will be open for press coverage. The most current schedule can be found on the Internet at: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/ap11ann/events.htm * Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, along with other Apollo-era astronauts, will be available to the press on Friday, July 16, at 5:30 p.m. EDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, FL. For press credentials, call the Kennedy Space Center newsroom at 407/867-2468. The event will be carried live on NASA Television, but there will be no questionand-answer capability from other NASA centers. * NASA, in cooperation with the Apollo 11 Commemoration Association, will host a dinner at 8 p.m. EDT Friday, July 16, at the Kennedy Space Center's Apollo Saturn V Facility to highlight the contributions of aerospace workers who made the Apollo program possible. For press credentials, call the Kennedy Space Center newsroom at 407/867-2468. * The Apollo 11 crew -- Armstrong, Aldrin and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins -- will receive the prestigious Langley Medal from the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents at the National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday, July 20, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. This will be a photo opportunity only. The crew will not be available for interviews or to answer questions. For press reservations, call Amy Dyson at the museum's public affairs office on 202/357-1552. Space is extremely limited and reservations are required to attend. More information has been posted to the Internet at: http://www.nasm.edu/apollo30th/ * Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins will participate in the taping of a special television broadcast during which they will

discuss their historic mission and answer questions from young students in the studio of the Newseum in Arlington, VA, at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 20. This program will be carried live on NASA Television. For press information and reservations, call Kelli Dumas at the Newseum on 703/284-3752. More information has been posted to the Internet at: http://www.newseum.org/ * A special exhibition from the NASA art collection, "Artistry of Space," premieres Tuesday, July 20, on Artrain USA, in Union Station, Washington, DC, with a special guest reception. A press preview will be held on Monday, July 19, at 10 a.m. EDT on Track 10 in Union Station. Press confirmation is required and can be obtained by contacting Laura Drew at Artrain on 734/747-8300 x222. More information has been posted to the Internet at: http://www.diamondbullet.com/Artrain/ - end -