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Celebrate Apollo 50 with Project Lift Off!


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On July 16, 1969 at 9:32 a.m. at NASA’s Launch Pad 39A, Apollo 11’s five F1 engines on Nasa’s Saturn-V AS-506 rocket ignited to slowly lift three Americans and humankind’s dreams aboard the historic mission to the Moon.  An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

But to get to the moon, the Apollo 11 mission had to use a powerful rocket to slip the surly bonds of Earth. The Saturn V rocket was 363 feet tall and when fully fueled weighted 6.2 million pounds (400 elephants) and created as much power as 85 Hoover Dams.

Now, 50 years later, we can celebrate this amazing accomplishment by being part of the Apollo 50 worldwide celebration to launch your rocket during Project Lift Off! This is a chance to be a part of breaking a world record.

“You’ll make and launch your very own straw rocket! We’ll supply everything, you just come with your imagination,” said Myra Collins, Chief Girl Experience Officer for Girl Scouts Heart of the South. “Once your rocket takes off, we will record your flight and submit it to the U. S. Space and Rocket Center to count towards their efforts to set a new Guinness World Record.”

The public, from all ages, is welcome to join Girl Scouts from around the council in helping set a world record for FREE!!!!! All three Girl Scout Heart of the South offices will be participating in the Apollo 50 Project Lift Off so join us for some high-flying fun. We would love to know you will be joining us, so please RSVP Project Lift Off.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: Come and Go from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Girl Scout Leadership Centers:
Memphis: 717 S. White Station Rd. Suite 2, Memphis, TN 38117
Jackson: 1007 Old Humboldt Rd. Jackson, TN 38305
Tupelo: 1140 West Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801