All Points Is an Integral Part of the New Generation of Space Technology Companies in Huntsville, Alabama

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Huntsville Apollo 11 Celebration Set this month

ALL POINTS CELEBRATED THE EXPANSION of the company’s presence recently in Huntsville, Alabama, with a Ribbon Cutting event at the Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the country – and the fourth largest in the world. In addition to Huntsville, All Points has offices in Merritt Island, Florida; Reston, Virginia; and Houston, Texas.

All Points, part of the new generation of space technology companies that are bridging the heritage of the past to the innovation of the future to forge the next chapter in the history of space travel, will be part of the party in Huntsville.

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HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – Wernher Von Braun, the seminal architect of rocket technology and space science in the United States, spent many a day in Huntsville, Alabama, and was well aware that the people of Rocket City knew how to party, particularly when it came to space achievements.

“There was dancing here in the streets of Huntsville when our first satellite orbited the earth and there was dancing again when the first Americans landed on the moon,” said Von Braun.

Von Braun also recommended that folks “don’t hang up your dancing slippers,” and he was right because Huntsville will again be dancing in the streets, this time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

All Points, part of the new generation of space technology companies that are bridging the heritage of the past to the innovation of the future to forge the next chapter in the history of space travel, will be part of the party in Huntsville.

In addition to Huntsville, All Points has offices in Merritt Island, Florida; Reston, Virginia; and Houston, Texas.

Although it was from Kennedy Space Center that Apollo 11’s Saturn V rocket took off for the moon on July 16, 1969, it was in Huntsville where the rockets were developed to put those three brave men on the moon.

The area remains front and center in the space program as NASA prepares to travel to Mars with the Space Launch System, the world’s most powerful rocket.

THIS 1961 PHOTOGRAPH shows Wernher von Braun, right, and Alabama Congressman Robert Jones before a huge map illustrating the layout for a Research Institute at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

CELEBRATING ITS HERITAGE

This month, Huntsville is celebrating its heritage with a variety of space-related events, from a Guinness World record attempt at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to, yes, dancing in the streets.

On July 20, 1969, Huntsvillians celebrated the Apollo moon landing with a street party. This year, they will party like it is 1969 again from 6 to 10 p.m. on July 19.

The free event, to be held at historic Downtown Square, includes musical performances themed to the last five decades and ends with an inspirational projection experience on the latest endeavors in space exploration.

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As would be expected, Huntsville’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be Party Central in July.

A very special car show will be held there from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on July 13 so the public can get up close and personal with the vintage vehicles owned by the Redstone Arsenal/Marshall Space Flight Center rocket families.

The star of the event, which will feature cars built from 1945 through the moon missions, will be the only functionally operational replica of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, the Moon Buggy.

Additional highlights include the two Kellers manufactured by the Huntsville-based Keller Motors and the Chrysler Aerospace Huntsville-designed Dodge Daytona Charger #71.

Cars owned and driven by key managers and engineers involved in the design and development of the Huntsville-based rockets, including a 1954 Pontiac Star Chieftain, will be part of the exclusive show that also features appearances by astronauts and engineers.

U.S. SPACE & ROCKET CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE: All Points, part of the new generation of space technology companies that are bridging the heritage of the past to forge the next chapter in the history of space travel, will be part of the party in Huntsville, Alabama.

MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH

At the exact time of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will attempt to break the Guinness World Record by launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously. In conjunction with the launch, model rockets will be launched around the world at 8:32 a.m. CST in each time zone during a 24-hour period.

In fact, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will dedicate the entire day on July 16 celebrating the efforts of NASA, contractors and, specifically, the Marshall Space Flight Center workforce.

The Rocket Center’s Homecoming Celebration Dinner on the evening of July 16 is already sold out.

The entire community will join invited VIP guests, including moonwalker Harrison Schmitt and Apollo 15 Command Module pilot Al Worden, to celebrate decades of the nation’s historic space accomplishments and look forward to the return to the Moon and the exploration of Mars. The Brass Band of Huntsville will perform the world premiere of “The Von Braun Suite.”

Every day at 2 p.m. through Dec. 31, at the Rocket Center’s Davidson Center, guests can experience a live reenactment of the lunar landing.

“When We Went to the Moon,” an exhibition that runs through Dec. 31, highlights the “Great Space Race.”

“When We Went to the Moon,” is an exhibition at the Rocket Center’s Davidson Center that runs through Dec. 31, highlights the “Great Space Race.”

HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART

The Apollo II party spills beyond the Rocket Center to the Huntsville Museum of Art, 300 Church St., where visitors will see the moon as they’ve never seen it before.

“A New Moon Rises: Views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera” features stunning large-scale, high-resolution imagery of the lunar surface, from the Apollo landing sites to the looming mountains rising from the darkness of the lunar poles. The exhibition runs through Aug. 11.

The celebration continues at 8 a.m. on Sept. 15, when Huntsville hosts the Apollo 11K at Palmer Park. The event includes 11k, 5k and 1k races, all with the excitement of the space race it commemorates.

At the All Points office in Huntsville, the staff is heeding Von Braun’s advice of not hanging up their dancing slippers, because 2019 is going to be quite the party year for Rocket City.

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