APOLLO DAY

APOLLO DAY

Sunday 21 july is Apollo Day at Cité de l’espace.

2pm to 10:30pm

FREE ADMISSION TO CITÉ DE L’ESPACE!

RELIVE MAN’S FIRST STEPS ON THE MOON, AND THRILL TO THE BEAT OF EXCEPTIONAL ACTIVITIES!

©NASA

Become a privileged admirer of a lunar module (LM)

Full-size Apollo mission Moon landing module in the heart of the Cité de l’espace Gardens: 7m high and 10m wide!

 

Meet space experts and eye witnesses to Apollo missions :

  • Claudie Haigneré, ESA Astronaut and Cité de l’espace sponsor
  • Philippe Perrin, Astronaut
  • Matthias Maurer, ESA Astronaut
  • Ron Paulus, NASA engineer during Apollo missions
  • Sylvestre Maurice, IRAP Astrophysicist
  • François de Closets, scientist and journalist during Apollo missions
  • Emmanuel Dufrasnes, engineer and architect

Participate in surprising scientific experiments

  • Apollo 11 / First steps – New IMAX® Film, never seen images on a giant screen shot by astronauts on the Moon
  • Activity: Walk on the Moon
  • Activity: Dance on the Moon
  • Heat shield experiment
  • Air rockets
  • Stand for ‘APOLLO 50 ANS’ (50th anniversary) stamp on first day
  • And many other amazing activities…

 

Visit the Exhibition : Moon – Episode II, we’re returning !

On the Moon, in broad daylight, the sky is black… as night.
On the Lunar Equator, 14 Earth days of scorching sun follow 14 days of (icy) days of pitch-black night.
The temperature in the Sun can reach 120°C, and drop to –230°C in the shade.
Yet, WE’RE RETURNING!
50 years after first setting foot on the Moon, Man has decided to return. But, this time, the challenge is even wider, since the purpose is to settle there. That changes everything!
Get a whiff of how the Moon smells, ride on a Lunar Rover…
> More that 

 

Contemplate a genuine Moon Rock  

Brought back by astronauts on Apollo mission 15 and entrusted to Cité de l’espace by NASA: a priceless sample!

 

And many more surprises

More than a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Man’s first step on the Moon, Cité de l’espace is offering an experiment to be ready, together, to relive this feat in future years.

 

Be ready and sign up at 
> apolloday.cite-espace.com <

(Several thousand visitors are expected to attend this major event.)

 

Pratical information :

Sunday 21 July from 2pm to 10:30pm at Cité de l’espace
Many eating places on site

Programme for the day in preparation, check here

COME TO CITÉ DE L’ESPACE ON 21 JULY 2019:

By car : park at Leroy Merlin Balma, the free shuttle service to Cité de l’espace
Public transport : Bus 37 or Linéo 1 (more frequent buses)