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Media Advisory: Preview the Reimagined Apollo/Saturn V Center, July 12, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

WHAT: Official opening of the Moon Tree Garden, a dramatic new accent to the grounds of the Apollo/Saturn V Center. The garden, featuring 12 trees grown from seeds that orbited the Moon, will also include a George Lundeen sculpture depicting Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in their space suits. The statue is a gift to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.

Prior to the ceremony, preview the reimagined Apollo/Saturn V Center. New exhibits include a closer look at Lunar Module 9, projection mapping on the side of the Saturn V Rocket, a 1969 period living room and bar scene that recreate what it was like to watch the Moon landing, a Fisher Space Pen legacy display, a closer look at the Command and Service Module 119, and more.
**Photo and Interview Opportunities**
WHEN:          Friday, July 12
                      Media arrival 8:30 a.m.
                      Ceremony will immediately follow the media preview  
WHERE:       Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Apollo/Saturn V Center
WHO:           Speakers to include:

  • Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Rosemary Roosa, daughter of astronaut Stuart Roosa and president and chief executive officer of the Moon Tree Foundation
  • Casey Hurbis, Chief Marketing Officer, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans
  • Robert Cabana, Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center

To attend this event, please RSVP to:
Rebecca Shireman,, (321) 449-4272 or (321) 213-5926
Lauren Walbert,, (443) 683-0294