Dr. Arons presented a Slide Rocket presentation on the background of the Apollo 11 Module Team in the national effort to land American astronauts on the moon and return them safely to earth in July, 1969. He described how the project took eight years of preparation, involved over 500,000 workers nationwide at a cost of one hundred billion dollars. Dr. Dennis McDonald, Interim Principal, noted that Dr. Arons’ presentation directly correlated with the fourth grade science curriculum unit on Spaceship Earth. As McDonald noted, we are all flying through space. Our spaceship is the earth, whirling around the sun at 74,000 miles an hour.
Rachel Kumor said “I liked the video clips that Dr. Arons showed about how the first lunar landing took place”. “Seeing the pictures and realizing it actually happened in 1969 was amazing”, Emily Hughes said. Rafael Arango was impressed with the pictures of the Saturn rocket. “I didn’t realize it was that big”. Oscar Ramirez said that he was impressed with “how they lived in a small compartment and squeezed into the lunar lander”.
Aerospace Engineer Addresses Fourth Grade Students
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Meet an Apollo Rocket Scientist
This multi-media presentation is aimed at kids and the kid in all of us. Each child participating will receive a signed Apollo Lunar Module Certificate of Participation.
Teaneck resident, Ray Arons was on the design and testing team of the rocket engines for the lunar landing module used in NASA’s Apollo missions. As a former Grumman Aircraft propulsion
engineer, he was among the team chosen by NASA in 1963 to build and test the lunar module rocket engines for
America’s space program. He was there at the birth of travel into space.
Through his first hand knowledge of living, working in Bethpage, Long Island, N.Y., Tullahoma. Tennessee, Houston, Texas and the White Sands, New Mexico NASA Test Site, Dr. Arons shares the stories, the science, the human drama, and the excitement of space technology.
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BLAST Art Gallery and Coffee Bar, which stands for Bank Left Art Space Teaneck, is led by owners Sarah Jack and Scott Harris. The gallery features a wide selection of kosher, organic and single origin/direct trade coffees and espresso drinks, as well as monthly art shows, specially curated merchandise and more. Some of the artists who have shown at BLAST Art Gallery include Jad Fair, Riley Martin, Steve Keene, JK5, John Porcelino, John Lurie, Mark Mothersbaugh and Daniel Johnston.