A former NASA astronaut will travel to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in Paradise Township last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
On Friday, Colonel Alvin Drew, who has made two flights with the space shuttle, will travel to Cherry Crest, where a special series of conferences and programs sponsored by NASA from Thursday to Saturday will coincide with the anniversary of the event. 39, landing of the moon.
Cherry Crest will also be featured on NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future, broadcast for two hours from 1 pm to 1 pm Friday aired on NASA TV, the NASA website and Discovery Science Channel.
NASA chose Cherry Crest as a place to commemorate Apollo 11 after learning that this year's five-acre corn maze pays tribute to the lunar landing. The maze "Man on the Moon: 1969-2019" has the shape of an astronaut next to an American flag that represents the Earth in the background.
An interactive NASA exhibition at Cherry Crest will focus on the technology created for the space program and now used by farmers. NASA representatives will talk about agriculture in space and the agency's plan to return to the moon.
NASA's exhibitions and discussions are free, but tickets are needed for the maze maze and other Cherry Crest attractions. For more information, visit cherrycrestfarm.com.