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 6:52am
  • 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.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Life

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

By Larry Lark, contributor Residents of the PNW are no strangers to… Continue reading

2021 McLaren GT. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 McLaren GT

By Larry Lark, contributor I’m not sure words can do the 2021… Continue reading

2022 Kia Carnival SX. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Kia Carnival SX

By Larry Lark, contributor It’s the way of the world. As old… Continue reading

Car review: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited
Car review: 2021 Toyota Venza Limited

By Larry Lark, contributor Many people are unfamiliar with Toyota’s Venza, but… Continue reading

Car review: 2021 Lexus LC 500
Car review: 2021 Lexus LC 500

By Larry Lark, contributor I can’t think of many more fun ways… Continue reading

2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE
Car review: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE

By Larry Lark, contributor The mid-size 2021 Volkswagen Arteon 2.0T SE has… Continue reading

2022 Honda Civic Touring
Car review: 2022 Honda Civic Touring

By Larry Lark, contributor You’ve all heard and read the idiom attributed… Continue reading

2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited
Car review: 2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited

By Larry Lark, contributor Hyundai’s “horse” in the compact sports utility market… Continue reading

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL

By Larry Lark, contributor It always starts around this time of year.… Continue reading

2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2021 Infiniti QX80 Sensory

By Larry Lark, contributor If you’re looking for a full-size, affordable, luxury… Continue reading

Soos Creek Botanical Garden. Courtesy Auburn Symphony
Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents Family Concert in the Garden

Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents Family Concert in the Garden, a live summer… Continue reading