50 years later, the moon is still great for business | AP business

26 Juin, 2019, 02:00 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • United celebrating 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with entertainment and perks at Houston airport

Buzz Adrin during Apollo 11.

Ember and Tanglewood Grille have special Apollo 11 menus featuring food that the astronauts ate on board.

They include a special in-flight entertainment channel with 17 dedicated space-related programs developed by NASA that will be accessible on all flights starting July.

Specialty beverages, such as Tang-infused cocktails, will also be available for people traveling through Houston.

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Other features including the ability to shoot off a Saturn V rocket from any location, take a selfie while suited up in the authentic Apollo 11 spacesuit, step through a portal onto the moon to explore the lunar landscape, pilot the Apollo Lander on its treacherous descent to the moon's surface, fly a rocket from Earth to the moon without running out of fuel and navigate an interactive timeline to learn about the extraordinary history of the Space Age, with quizzes, videos and facts that bring the past to life.

United Airlines, which is based in the same town as the Nasa Johnson Space Center, is going all out to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and celebrate Houston's role in the historic moment for mankind. Additionally, on the anniversary of the first TV transmission from Earth into space, United is hosting a Space City celebration flight from Newark into Houston.

"From the moment former President John F. Kennedy made a bold commitment to further USA space exploration efforts at Rice University in Houston, the city became part of the national dialogue about how and when we would put a man on the moon", said Rodney Cox, vice president for United's Houston hub.

"Knowing the deep connection both United and Houston have to this historic mission, we are honored to commemorate this remarkable accomplishment with our customers".

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