The Centennial School District, in partnership with the Centennial Education Foundation and The Fuge, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon on July 20, 2019. William Tennent High School student interns from the class of 2019 organized with event with staff from each of the three organizations. The event was both an educational retrospective into the history of the Naval Air Development Center’s role with NASA in training Astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, among others. Located in Warminster, Pennsylvania, NADC was a training center and research center was an important site for the Mercury Project, which led to human spaceflight, as well as other aerospace technologies. The Fuge, in its former days, was a training center for astronauts and pilots. The centrifuge was used to simulate the G‑forces astronauts and pilots would experience in flight.
The Apollo 11 event included static displays and artifacts from the mission as well as guest speakers who commemorated their roles with NADC. With the help of sponsors, the studentswere able to keep this important part of Warminster’s history alive.