Toulouse’s Cité de l’Espace has reopened today after its winter maintenance as the space-themed park gears up for a year-long celebration of the first human stepping onto the moon.
Back in July 1969, the Apollo 11 touched down and Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface. Visitors to Cité de l’Espace can relive that moment while experiencing a range of cultural, scientific, and historic events related to the moon. The celebration includes a mural 20 meters by 4 meters that honors the challenge issued by President John F. Kennedy.
A larger exhibition called “Moon, episode II”, will open on April 20, 2019 . The exhibit will look at the challenges NASA faced to get humans to the moon. The museum will also hold an event on July 20 to mark the occassion. That day will also mark the unveiling of a full-sized Lunar Module.
In addition, there will be an IMAX film dedicated to the Apollo 11 mission starting in June. And there will be a conference on April 30 that examines the future of lunar exploration.