Flagstaff, Arizona is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this momentous event in many ways. This cache is part of the Lunar Legacy Geocache Series sponsored by Arizona Historical Society and all Flagstaff Lunar Legacy celebration partners.
This multi-cache is a great way to begin exploring the history of northern Arizona astronaut training. The final cache container is NOT at these coordinates. You must find the micro container and retrieve instructions within to access the container. Tweezers would be helpful to get the message log out of the micro container. Make sure to replace the micro exactly how you found it. The final container is available Mon-Sat 8:00am-5:00 and Sun 9:00am-4:00pm. When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon on July 20, 1969, he at once met the audacious challenge of President John F. Kennedy to land an American safely on the Moon, while turning our species into citizens of the world. Over the ensuing three years, 11 other people walked on and explored the Moon. This was possible only with years of preparation, in which many milestones occurred in the Flagstaff area including astronaut science training, instrument development and lunar mapping. A half block to the south of the first stage of this cache is a warehouse where USGS scientists developed and assembled a number of lunar vehicles and equipment, including a mobile laboratory (MOLAB) and a mock-up of the lunar module.