Saturday, May 23, 2009

Elementary school celebrates lunar landing

Elementary school celebrates lunar landing with moon rocks
WOAI San Antonio VIDEO

For the kids at Neil Armstrong Elementary

SAN ANTONIO - Chances are you won't be going to the moon anytime soon, so one local elementary school is bringing the moon to San Antonio!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. To celebrate that Neil Armstrong Elementary School in the South San Antonio ISD is hosting a moon rock display. The rocks are one of six samples in the world that are available to the public.

Students have also decorated their entire campus with moon-related projects.

”We have a moonwalk station set up in the back. We have places where you put your face in an astronaut's suit. The whole school has gotten involved in this awesome program,” explains Chrislane Puente, a science teacher at the school.

Students will get to check out the moon rocks starting today. The school will be open next Tuesday starting at 5:30pm for anyone else who wants to see them.