WRAPPING SATURN V ROCKET WITH ART TO
CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S MAN ON THE MOON ANNOUNCEMENT
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the U.S. intention of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” Just over eight years President Kennedy’s announcement, the earth sat spellbound as they viewed a ghostly, blurred, black and white image of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon and declaring, “One small step man. One giant leap for mankind.”
The wrapping with art from around the world of the 37 tall Saturn V Rocket replica standing at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama has been rescheduled to now coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK’s lofty challenge. The “Dream Rocket” project, in response to individuals and teachers who would like to participate, has now provided additional time for that opportunity. In May and June 2011, the “Saturn V Moon Rocket” is to be transformed into the world’s largest collaborative art project. Powerful both in message and scale, it will represent the challenges of our future.