The Dynamic Duo: Dynamo and NASA Team Up
August 7, 2019
As part of Apollo 50th anniversary
celebrations around the country, Houston’s soccer team, the Dynamo, joined in
honoring humankind’s giant leap with Space City Night on July 27.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center made its presence
felt at the game with the Driven to Explore mobile exhibit experience, inflatable
mascot Cosmo, Space Exploration Vehicle and booths featuring the Astromaterials
Research and Exploration Science division and Johnson’s Office of STEM Engagement. The
Dynamo’s mascot, Diesel, joined in the celebrations with Cosmo as they mingled
with fans and played it up for the cameras.
Johnson Associate Director Donna Shafer was
also at the game, even shooting off the Dynamo’s cannon (a new feature for
2019) prior to kickoff and speaking with reporters and commentators.
Lucky attendees of the game went home with
special scarves, commonly worn at soccer games, paying homage to the Apollo 50th
anniversary with Dynamo and NASA colors.
See more images from the event, below.