As part of national festivities honoring the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey is sponsoring Lunar Pub Night this Thursday, July 18. Former Apollo engineers will be at the Stardust Club and Stox Restaurant, which were frequented by them at the time and still exist today.
From the Space Center’s website:
Explore some of Downey’s historical watering holes that many of the Apollo engineers frequented after long days. At each stop, you’ll get to meet some of those former engineers and share a pint regaling what working on the Apollo program was really like.
Come hear stories about what it was like to work on the lunar module, which was built at North American Aviation, a long-gone aerospace manufacturer in Downey. The engineers will be at the Stardust Club from 5:30pm until 7:00pm and at Stox Restaurant from 7:30pm until 9:00pm.