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Explore The US Lunar Space Program

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Explore The US Lunar Space Program

4 omdömen
Varaktighet
2.5 timmar
Gruppstorlek
Upp till 30 personer
Värd på
Engelska
historisk rundtur

Explore The US Lunar Space Program

historisk rundtur

Explore The US Lunar Space Program

4 omdömen
Varaktighet
2.5 timmar
Gruppstorlek
Upp till 30 personer
Värd på
Engelska

Vad du kommer att göra

Known as the "Cradle of the Cosmic Age," Downey was the center of manufacturing for the U.S. lunar space program in the 1960s. Join me on an expedition to Downey for a private, guided tour of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, a hands-on science museum located on the former manufacturing site of the Apollo Space program. During this exclusive tour led by the president and executive director, Ben Dickow, we'll discover aerospace artifacts and relics of the space program, explore the interactive space mission simulator, and learn more about the fascinating history of both the Space Center and the aerospace industry in Downey. Also joining us is a former employee of the rocket industry, who will speak in depth about his time at the original site. Time permitting, we will have an opportunity to check out the Robotics Lab, where you can program your own robot and send it on a moon mission!

Din värd

Benjamin

Benjamin

Hi. I'm Ben, a member of the Atlas Obscura community. I am someone always seeking out strange, intriguing, off-the-beaten-path, and under-the-radar venues and locations in and around Los Angeles. I am also an environmentalist and support a variety of local environmental nonprofits. For this event, I’ll be partnering with Ben Dickow, president and executive director of the museum. Ben will lead us around and provide the history and details of the museum, as well as the aviation/space industry in and around Downey. We will also be joined by Jerry Blackburn, former Boeing Project Manager and 40-year Aerospace Industry veteran, who will provide many insights into the space industry and anecdotes about his time working onsite at the former facility.

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Denna upplevelse erbjuds direkt av en medlem av Atlas Obscuras community och har valts ut av Atlas Obscura.

Atlas Obscura grundades 2009 och är ett globalt community av upptäcktsresande, som tillsammans har skapat en omfattande databas över världens mest underbara platser och livsmedel. Community-medlemmar är också värdar för sina egna upplevelser, vilket ger särskild tillgång till världens gömda mästerverk, lokala underverk och gastronomiska mästerverk.

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We will begin at the museum, where we will learn about the history of Downey and the surrounding sites involvement in the space industry. We will tour the museum, including seeing some areas that the common visitor would not be able to see. Lastly, we will walk a few blocks to a currently abandoned former rocket-building site, which is located in the basement of a nearby shopping center.

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Avbokningspolicy

Alla upplevelser kan avbokas och återbetalas fullt ut inom 24 timmar från köp.

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Gästkrav

Upp till 30 gäster som är 18 år eller äldre kan delta. The former site does not have electricity, but we will provide flashlights so that everyone can see and navigate the space safely.

Fler tips

Wear comfy clothing/shoes and be prepared to stand/walk for half the tour. Feel free to bring a water bottle as well. Hat and sunglasses may come in handy on our walk over to the former rocket site.
Benjamin
Explore The US Lunar Space Program
4 omdömen
$30/person
4 omdömen
$30/person