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National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
0116 261 0261 https://spacecentre.co.uk

May 2019

Apollo 10 – Almost There

25th May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£15 – £20

The Dress Rehearsal Join us for our Apollo packed school holiday period as we discover just how Charlie Brown and Snoopy nearly landed on the Moon. This dress rehearsal for a Moon landing brought the Apollo lunar module to 8.4 nautical miles (15.6 km) from the lunar surface, at the point where powered descent would begin on the actual landing. Its success enabled the first landing to be attempted on the Apollo 11 mission two months later.

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June 2019

Wally Funk’s Race for Space

23rd June 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£12 – £15

In 1961, Wally Funk was among the Mercury 13, the first group of American pilots to pass the ‘Women in Space’ programme. Wally sailed through a series of rigorous physical and mental tests, with one of her scores beating all the male Mercury 7 astronauts’, including John Glenn’s, the first American in orbit. But just one week before the final phase of training, the programme was abruptly cancelled. A combination of politics and prejudice meant that none of the women…

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July 2019

Dark Side of the Moon

12th July 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£15

An Immersive Journey Fifty years ago, the world watched in awe as the first humans landed on the surface of the Moon. On the eve of our week-long celebration of this stunning achievement, we are creating a truly unique experience, the National Space Centre team are working with Darkside The Pink Floyd Show to host a live performance in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. Pink Floyd played a major part in the heady days of the 60’s and 70’s, creating…

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Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

20th July 2019
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom
£15 – £40

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon the National Space Centre is hosting an exciting Space Lates, with an additional optional sleepover package. How would you like to spend the night in the galleries, have exclusive access to the Centre after hours and take part in special lunar mission workshops? With lots of activities, workshops, talks, breakfast and, of course, a most unusual place to sleep, we hope you will join us for this special evening…

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Apollo 11 Space Lates and Sleepover

20th July 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 21st July 2019 @ 8:00 am
National Space Centre, Leicester, National Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS United Kingdom

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon the National Space Centre is hosting an exciting Space Lates, with an additional optional sleepover package. How would you like to spend the night in the galleries, have exclusive access to the Centre after hours and take part in special lunar mission workshops? With lots of activities, workshops, talks, breakfast and, of course, a most unusual place to sleep, we hope you will join us for this special evening…

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