WHAT: Official opening of the Moon Tree Garden, a dramatic new accent to the grounds of the Apollo/Saturn V Center. The garden, featuring 12 trees grown from seeds that orbited the Moon, will also include a George Lundeen sculpture depicting Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in their space suits. The statue is a gift to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.
**Photo and Interview Opportunities**
WHEN: Friday, July 12
Media arrival 8:30 a.m.
Ceremony will immediately follow the media preview
WHERE: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Apollo/Saturn V Center
WHO: Speakers to include:
- Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
- Rosemary Roosa, daughter of astronaut Stuart Roosa and president and chief executive officer of the Moon Tree Foundation
- Casey Hurbis, Chief Marketing Officer, Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans
- Robert Cabana, Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center