MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's a NASA day in Montgomery. Officials from NASA's Marshall space flight Center in Huntsville will visit the capital city to spread the word about the importance of the state's role in leading America back to the moon.
They will speak with state leaders, lawmakers , students and the public about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math in schools, and recognizing the significant contributions the aerospace industry makes to Alabama's economy and its citizens. And an astronaut along with the NASA Marshall center director Will speak with students at Pike Road middle school this afternoon.
NASA exhibits will be displayed right outside the Alabama State House to give the public a look at the work that’s underway on NASA’s space launch system and other NASA projects. There will also be exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, that was July 20, 1969, known as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. Those exhibits will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.