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EAA AirVenture Celebrates Many Milestones This Year


The nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this weekend, and that celebration will also be coming to EAA AirVenture this week in Oshkosh. EAA Spokesman Dick Knapinski says one of the astronauts that took part in the historic Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago will be at AirVenture this week. “Michael Collins, the pilot of the Command Module that circled the moon while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the surface, he will be here to talk about the space program and what that was like – those heady days heading into that first moon landing, and what’s the future of space exploration for America and for the world,” Knapinski said. Joining Collins at EAA will be fellow Apollo astronaut Joe Engle. Collins and Engle are scheduled to speak on Friday evening.

The 50th anniversary of the moon landing isn’t the only aviation milestone that will be celebrated at EAA this year. AirVenture is also celebrating the 75th anniversary of “D-Day” and the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 in 2019. This year also marks the 50th consecutive year that AirVenture has been held in Oshkosh.

See a full list of highlights for this year’s AirVenturehere.

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