On July 20th, The Canadian Air and Space Museum celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing by Apollo 11 and the vital contributions of Canadians to this important milestone:

  • Did you know a Canadian, Owen Maynard, was in charge of NASA’s Lunar Module Program and played a key role in the design of the lunar module?
  • Did you know Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin thanked two former Avro Arrow engineers for their contributions in helping to make the voyage of Apollo 11 a resounding success?
  • Did you know that more than 25 engineers left for NASA following the Avro Arrow cancellation in 1959 and made an indelible mark on the manned space program?

Read more in the press release from the Canadian Air and Space Museum here.

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