• Kids at MOSH get a deeper look at the Apollo 11 Mission during it's 50th anniversary

    By: Alicia Tarancon , Action News Jax


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - “This one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

    50 years ago Neil Armstrong walked on the surface of the moon and echoed those famous lines.

    Moments like this are why Presley Houser says it’s her dream to become an astronaut.

    “Well so because I can explore space and also see things up more closer in the sky,” Presley said.

    She even has a little doll named Lucy dressed up in a spacesuit, ready for takeoff.

    “Here we learned about the moon, like the texture is similar to here [Earth]," Pam Houser, Presley’s mother, said.

    Presley joined dozens of kids exploring Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.


    The Apollo 11 Mission was the first time humans set foot on the moon and MOSH showed off three of its displays for the anniversary of the moon landing.

    Some visitors were able to check out a telescope and see where the Apollo 11 landed back in 1969.

    “Neil had to take over the controls and he had to maneuver the lunar module so that they would not land in the crater,” said  Greg Sauve, an education coordinator with the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society.

    Pam Houser says these displays not only teach her daughter about the Apollo 11 Mission but it helps her and other young girls develop an interest in science early. 

    “It’s more than just a boy-thing, it’s an interest for everybody,” she said.

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