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Discovery Cube Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 With Rocket-Launching Event

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50 Model Rockets Will Be Launched Simultaneously As The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Attempts To Break A Guinness World Record July 16

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) July 15th, 2019

Discovery Cube will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16 by launching 50 model rockets simultaneously at 6:32 a.m. PST, coinciding with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records at the exact time. The rocket launch at Discovery Cube Los Angeles is part of a weeks-long commemoration at both Discovery Cube campuses in Los Angeles and Orange County.

“We will honor the Apollo 11 spaceflight, a historic event that changed the course of humankind, through the rocket launch and unique presentations and displays, including the use of a special 112-foot NASA telescope,” said Joe Adams, CEO, Discovery Cube. “Guests will have a lot of fun taking part in the rocket launch, observing planets through the telescope, and learning about our solar system and space.”

The July 16 celebration will kick off at 5 a.m. at Discovery Cube Los Angeles with kids and adults building their own water launchers. Immediately after, 50 model rockets will be launched at 6:32 a.m. to coincide with a record-breaking celebration happening at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, where 5,000 Estes rockets will be launched in an attempt tobreak the Guinness Book of World Records on the exact day and time Apollo 11 was launched in 1969.

In celebration of the Apollo 11 50thAnniversary, daily space exploration program will happen from July 13 to July 28 at both Discovery Cube campuses. Guests will be able to operate the 112-footGoldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) to study black holes and planets. Through special displays and presentations they will also discover the dynamics of energy, pressure and motion as you blast rockets, play with Newton’s 3rd law of Motion, and learn how high they can jump on the moon and what their mass would be on Earth’s natural satellite.You can immerse yourself in astronomy and learn about the moon and gravity.

General admission tickets or memberships are required to participate in the commemoration of this historic achievement. Tickets can be purchased online at www.discoverycube.orgor at the science center.

About Discovery Science Foundation

The Discovery Science Foundation serves as the educational program-development and fundraising arm for hands-on science learning centers in Orange County, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. Established in 1989, the Discovery Cube, presented by Taco Bell, continues to inspire and educate millions of young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits. In 2012, the Cube was named one of the 10 “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services at The White House.

In November 2014, a second nonprofit Discovery Cube offering an exhibit and program mix unique to Los Angeles, opened in the Hansen Dam Recreational Area of the San Fernando Valley. Most recently, Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest opened in Newport Beach as a base of operations for ocean-science education and programs. For more information, visit discoverycube.org. Follow the Los Angeles and Orange County campus on social platforms (@DiscoveryCubeLA@DiscoveryCubeOC).

About Discovery Cube

About Discovery Science Foundation

The Discovery Science Foundation serves as the educational program-development and fundraising arm for hands-on science learning centers in Orange County, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. Established in 1989, the Discovery Cube, presented by Taco Bell, continues to inspire and educate millions of young minds through engaging science-based programs and exhibits. In 2012, the Cube was named one of the 10 “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services at The White House.

In November 2014, a second nonprofit Discovery Cube offering an exhibit and program mix unique to Los Angeles, opened in the Hansen Dam Recreational Area of the San Fernando Valley. Most recently, Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest opened in Newport Beach as a base of operations for ocean-science education and programs.  For more information, visit discoverycube.org. Follow the Los Angeles and Orange County campus on social platforms (@DiscoveryCubeLA, @DiscoveryCubeOC).

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