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2009.04.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Apollo Artifacts on Display at Criss Library Through May 28

Omaha - An astronaut spacesuit and a helmet from the Apollo mission are on display through Thursday, May 28, at Criss Library on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus.

The “Project Apollo Exhibit” commemorates America’s venture to the moon in 1969. From 1968 to 1972, NASA's Apollo astronauts tested new spacecraft and journeyed to uncharted destinations. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and took "one small step," calling his experience "a giant leap for mankind."

Thirteen self-standing panels mounted with photographs depicting the Apollo Program are also on display. The items are on loan from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Call Criss Library at (402) 554-3206 or visit http://library.unomaha.edu for more information.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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