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Countdown to the Moon: Crossfield Elementary

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Hidden : Friday, 12 July 2019
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12 July 2019, 17:45 - 18:15

Did you know that Reston has elementary schools named after astronauts?  That's right! Armstrong, Aldrin, and Crossfield. Well, two Apollo astronauts and an honorary astronaut... Not sure why Collins was not similarly honored with a Reston school, but I'll be looking into this.

A. Scott Crossfield was a test pilot who flew up to the edge of space in the X-15 and tested the pressure suits that were eventually developed into the astronauts' space suits.

Get-together and photo op out front of *Crossfield* Elementary.  Sample astronaut ice cream.

Bring trackables to share and any astronaut/space toys or collectibles you'd like to photograph in front of this space-related spot. Space-/NASA-themed wear is welcome. If you've met Scott Crossfield himself, we'd love to hear about it.

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Facilities likely not available at the school (don't expect to go inside) but there's a port-a-potty by the ball fields at the park. 

There is NO bus stop nearby.  Nearest public transportation AFAIK is the Reston South Park and Ride, 2531 Reston Pkwy, Reston, VA 20191, but I don't know of a safe walking route between the two (Fox Mill Road is one lane each way with no shoulder and often there are dropoffs/trees alongside it) so if you need to get a bus, try to coordinate with someone to drive you between the park & ride and the school.

Doggos are sadly not allowed on school property :( although they are allowed at the adjacent park :)


All of 0-9 are represented in the coordinates, to help those going for the CCT or another 0-9 challenge :)


Closer to the 50th anniversary of Apollo :) Other events in this series:


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