First Woman On The Moon From New Mexico

Rocketeer Academy cadets Ariel Greene and Kason Henry inspect the lunar surface during a re-enactment of the Apollo 11 moonwalk July 17 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
Rocketeer Academy cadets Ariel Greene and Kason Henry. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Rocketeer Academy cadets Ariel Greene of Alamogordo and Kason Henry of Las Cruces inspect the lunar surface during a re-enactment of the Apollo 11 moonwalk July 17 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
 
Greene and Henry communicated with fellow cadets who acted as mission control inside the building. All 24 cadets in the Apollo+50 session of Rocketeer Academy took turns working as astronauts, capcom and suit technicians.
 
Greene was selected to lead the first moonwalk in honor of NASA’s plans to place the first woman on the Moon with Project Artemis.
 
About Rocketeer Academy:
 
Rocketeer Academy summer camp programs at the New Mexico Museum of Space History begin on the first Monday in June each year and offer week long space adventures for cadets entering kindergarten through ninth grade.
 
The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
 
For more information, call 575.437.2840 or toll free 1.877.333.6589 or visit the website at www.nmspacemuseum.org or www.facebook.com/NMSpaceMuseum/
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