PRESS RELEASE – Sahuarita, Arizona—Jun. 1, 2014. The Titan Missile Museum will help send your name into space during its first of four 2014 cool Saturday summer evening programs, Moonlight MADness. Working with NASA, Titan volunteers will run the Educational Design Challenge (EDC), geared specifically for kids, on Sat., Jun. 14. Participants who complete the challenge will have their names sent into space as virtual crew members of the first Orion EFT-1 unmanned space flight scheduled for Dec. 2014. In addition, during Moonlight MADness you can see the awesome six-story rocket with eerie green lights on, launch seltzer rockets with MAD Scientists, sample space food, take the astronaut test, explore the Titan missile’s launch control room and more.
“With our mission to inspire future astronauts, we are thrilled to partner with NASA and present this STEM challenge with the opportunity to sign up numerous locals as Orion’s virtual crew. Plus we offer the rare opportunity to view the amazing Titan II missile lit up on a cool summer night,” stated Yvonne Morris, a past commander of this Titan II site and the Executive Director of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation that operates the Titan Missile Museum.This special summer-evening event features additional kid activities presented by MAD scientists, reduced admission prices (just $7.00 for each adult, and kids 12 and under are FREE), and the chance to see the missile lit up after dark.
Moonlight MADness takes place the second Saturday of each month from June through September: Jun. 14, Jul. 12, Aug. 9 and Sep. 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Moonlight MADness tours of the underground facility begin at 5:00 p.m., with the final tour starting at 8:00 p.m. Due to space limitations, reservations are required. For reservations or more information call 520 625-7736 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission to Moonlight MADness is free for museum members.