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Public Hearing to Name the Apollo Lunar Rovers as Historic Landmarks

Join us to support Kent's role in the historic Apollo Program

  • Date: 07/25/2019 5:00 pm  
  • Location: Kent City Council Chambers
    220 4th Ave. South
    Kent, Washington 98032
  • Introduction: Please attend and show your support for Kent's application to name the Lunar Rovers on the Moon as historic landmarks

Please attend and show your support for Kent's application to designate the three Lunar Rovers on the Moon as Historic Landmarks. The King County Landmarks Commission will hold a public hearing to deliberate the merits of the application.

The purpose of the Historic Landmark designation is to recognize and celebrate the Lunar Rover’s significant contribution to our local, state and national history. The Rovers made possible the most ambitious scientific missions of the Apollo Program, enabling astronauts to travel much greater distances and conduct more surface experiments, all of which contributed greatly to our current understanding of lunar evolutionary history. 

The fact neither King County, nor our state, has ever named objects on the Moon as landmarks makes this a particularly exciting and unique way to honor our region’s role in NASA’s historic Apollo Missions 15, 16 and 17.  

Whether by letter, email, or in-person testimony, you can help recognize this critically significant history. Here is a sample letter that could be sent to advocate for this nomination; please feel free to customize it as appropriate and send in as soon as possible. 

The Landmarks Commission will make their decision that evening, so your expressed support will be extremely valuable.

A reception will follow immediately after.

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