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WMFE and WUCF Host Live Event Exploring NASA’s Return to the Moon

WMFE and WUCF Host Live Event Exploring NASA’s Return to the Moon

Free Panel Discussion at the Orlando Science Center on August 24 at 7 p.m.

ORLANDO, August 8, 2022 – As NASA prepares to head back to the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, WMFE and WUCF, Central Florida’s public media organizations, will host an out-of-this-world event for local space lovers on August 24 at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center.

NASA’s Artemis I spacecraft is scheduled to launch an uncrewed mission to the moon from Kennedy Space Center later this month. The mission will be a critical test before astronauts set foot on the lunar surface in 2025.

WMFE and WUCF invite the public to attend a free panel discussion about what’s ahead for deep space exploration as humans return to the moon. The panel of experts will also explore the goals of NASA’s next moon missions and how commercial players such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Boeing are contributing to exploration – and the challenges that still remain.

HOSTS Brendan Byrne, Host of WMFE's "Are We There Yet?" Steve Mort, Host of WUCF's "NewsNight"

PANELISTS Dan Florez, NASA Test Director, member of Artemis launch team Dr. Addie Dove, UCF Planetary Scientist Dale Ketchum, Space Florida’s VP of Government and External Relations

WHEN: Wednesday, August 24, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Orlando Science Center (event sponsor)
777 E Princeton Street, Orlando Digital Adventure Theater, located on Level 2 Complimentary parking is located in the Science Center garage

Registered guests will be part of a live audience for "Return to the Moon," which is being taped for future broadcast on both WMFE and WUCF.

For more information and to register for the event starting August 11, visit Return to the Moon. Space is limited.


For additional media information or to set up an interview, please contact Susan Flower at 321-689-9087 or susanflwr@gmail.com.

About WMFE
WMFE is a locally owned and operated nonprofit public media organization providing Central Florida with unbiased journalism and fact-based content that empower the community to better understand and participate in our diverse and complex world. 90.7 WMFE News is metro Orlando's primary provider of NPR programming, offered alongside distinctive local content. WMFE strives to be part of the solution to critical societal problems including misinformation, division, and the nation's declining journalism infrastructure.

WUCF TV is the sole-service PBS member station for the nearly 4 million Central Floridians across nine counties. WUCF is Central Florida’s storyteller, encouraging curiosity and learning through compelling content and community engagement. The station is community-supported public broadcasting from the University of Central Florida. Learn more at http://wucf.org/.