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Cordinates: 37o 16' 04" N, 79o 56' 26"W
Altitude is about 1050 feet (320 meters)

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MONTHLY MEETING: Monday, July 15th, 7:30 p.m., Classroom B, 3rd floor, Center on Church, Downtown Roanoke.  In five days, across the U.S. and the world, people will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 lunar landing, when humans first set foot on another celestial body.  For our featured program, newly re-elected RVAS Executive Committee Member-at-Large and Outreach Coordinator Ray Bradley will present a short history of the Apollo missions, their major milestones and the technological feats accomplished during NASA’s first decade.  Ray will show how that first small step tremendously advanced our understanding of the moon and the history of the solar system.  Join us on the 15th for Ray’s Apollo commemorative and our other regular activities!

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By Clem Elechi