COURTESY PHOTO, The Museum of Flight

COURTESY PHOTO, The Museum of Flight

Speaker aims to save the moon landing sites

Michelle Hanlon of For All Moonkind explains why we need to guard the cradle of our space-faring civilization

  • Friday, May 17, 2019 6:57am
  • Life

Michelle Hanlon of For All Moonkind.org is working to ensure the six Apollo and other early lunar landing sites are recognized for their value and are preserved and protected for prosperity.

On Sunday, May 19, Hanlon talks about the international effort the organization leads to make sure the historic places on the moon will be safe forever. The 2 p.m. presentation at The Museum of Flight, is free with museum admission.

For All Moonkind has formed an International Advisory Council, which will develop and implement the nonprofit organization’s plan to obtain United Nations protection of the six Apollo lunar landing sites and related artifacts.

“Humanity’s first steps on the moon memorialize the universality of our species, our unrelenting need to explore and our incredible capacity for innovation and technological achievement,” Hanlon said. “The traces of our first missions to the moon deserve the same respect, attention and protection as any evidence of human achievement, like the Pyramids of Egypt, Museum Island in Berlin or the Pueblo Cave Dwellings in Mesa Verde.”

The museum is at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle.

To the Moon! program series

Complimenting the museum’s exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, showing through Sept. 2, the To the Moon! program series presents the stories behind the artifacts, people and places that made the moon landing possible.

To The Moon! features a wide-ranging selection of scientists, space experts, historians, authors, pilots, and more, looking at the near and far sides of the lunar missions and their legacy.

For general museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit museumofflight.org.

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COURTESY PHOTO, The Museum of Flight
Speaker aims to save the moon landing sites

Michelle Hanlon of For All Moonkind explains why we need to guard the cradle of our space-faring civilization