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East Texas Oil Museum, Kilgore Public Library partner Feb. 25 for hands-on NASA activities

The Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum and the Kilgore Public Library will host a come-and-go event, “NASA: Ready, Set, Launch,” with hands-on activities and an exclusive look at the museum’s most recent NASA exhibit.

The event is set for 3-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at East Texas Oil Museum.

“Not only can you view the exhibits, but you can do hands-on activities to learn how NASA scientists use tools like the James Webb Space Telescope to study planets in our solar system,” said Olivia Moore, ETOM manager.

The exhibit at the museum, “NASA Apollo Space Missions: Texas and American History,” includes artifacts including moon/lunar rock replica displays from the Apollo 15 mission and the Apollo 6 expedition.

It also features informational/photographic panels about the “Project Apollo” missions, a replica of a Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, a replica of the helmet used in Apollo training and photographs from the Apollo 12 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) photography collection.

The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information or to schedule a group tour, call the ETOM at (903) 983-8295 or visit

For more information about the Kilgore Public Library, visit or call (903) 984-1529.

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