A model rocket takes off at the Apollo 11 rocket launch event

A model rocket takes off at the Apollo 11 rocket launch event

A model rocket takes off at the Apollo 11 rocket launch event.

A model rocket event on Tuesday, July 16, marked the anniversary of the mission’s launch. Over 200 adults and children came to the Ag Progress Days site in Ferguson Township to watch 24 rockets blast off at 9:32 a.m. – the exact time the mission’s Saturn V rocket took off for space. 

IMAGE: Pat Mansell