D.C. reminds residents and visitors of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing
After a fierce Friday and a sizzling Saturday, DC reminds residents and visitors of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's moon landing
Shopping Center for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
"People should not underestimate the heat," said Christopher Rodriguez, director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.
The National The Weather Service issued a Warning of Excessive Heat on Friday, which is displayed on Saturday from 11am to 9pm It is expected that the extreme conditions will extend to Sunday.
The warning of excessive heat on Friday lasts until 9pm, but even at nightfall, the area will not cool until the mid-1
Periods of high heat and humidity can cause medical problems such as heat exhaustion and stroke.
"We want to make sure the people who come out for this event are properly hydrated," said Rodriguez. "We will work with the Park Police to distribute water, and we will look for anyone who could suffer from heat exhaustion."
Rodriguez said his agency will ensure that people know where to go when they feel the effects of the heat and need to cool off.
"This is going to be a pretty heavy weather event, so we want to make sure that people are aware of it and do not take it for granted." he said.
The festival started on Thursday between 4th and 7th Street and returned from 9am to 8pm Saturday. The festival is in addition to the 17-minute film on Friday and Saturday evenings, in which the launch of Apollo 11 is modeled.
According to Smithsonian, on Saturday, the stage awaits for the celebration of the first moon landing in the open air:  Saturday, July 20
- 10 am: Ready Jet Go! Performance
- 11 am: "Space Journalism: From Apollo to the Future" with Emre Kelly, Florida Today; Ray Soto, USA Today, and dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony, National Aerospace Museum
- 11:30 am: Discussion on the Project's Exit with Adam Savage
- 12:00 pm: Frozen Water in the Lunar Craters with Dr. Ing. Jim Green of NASA
- 12:30: "Benefits of the International Space Station" with Dr. Ing. Tara Rutley of NASA
- 13:00: "Lunar Science", presented by Dr. med. Barbara Cohen of NASA
- 13:30: "From Moon Rocks to Mars Rocks: Lessons from Apollo to the Red Planet" with Dr. Ing. David Beaty of NASA
- 30 o'clock: Panel "A Day in the Life of a Space Engineer", presented by Raytheon
- 15 o'clock: Ready Jet Go! Performance
- 4:00 pm: "Planetary Exploration" with Bobak Ferdowsi from NASA and Dr. Ing. Emily Martin of the Museum
- 4.30pm: "Apollo 50: Go for the Moon" panel on the museum's Saturn V projection
- 5pm: LEGO Rocket Building Challenge prizes
- 5.30pm : Museum Program
- 6 pm: Ready Jet Go! Performance
- 19.00: Museum Program
DC. Mayor Muriel Bowser has activated the District's District Emergency Plan, opened Cooling Centers and extended opening hours for barrier-free accommodation as well as select outdoor pools and paddling pools.
Recreation Center, "said the mayor's office in a statement. "Residents and visitors should take extra measures to fight the heat by staying in the shade or in the air conditioning, drinking plenty of water and visiting a cooling center." on Twitter to talk about this and other articles.
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