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Moon Tree Planted At PARI During Eclipse


August 24, 2017

To commemorate the solar eclipse on Monday, Rosemary Roosa, daughter of Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa, planted a tree at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Rosman.

Rosemary was 7 years old when her father joined astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchel on Apollo 14, the United States’ third landing on the moon.

“He flew to the moon on Jan. 31 and splashed down on Feb. 9, 1971,” Roosa said.

Roosa said she remembered the Saturn 5 rocket standing “majestically” on the launch pad, and the ground shaking beneath her feet as the engine prepared to launch.


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