The legendary cable channel MTV marked its 40th anniversary yesterday (August 1), and as part of the celebration, unveiled a large-scale Moon Person at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Dr. Moogega Cooper, lead planetary protection engineer for Mars 2020, helped to unveil the Moon Person statue, which was inspired by the 2021 special edition Moon Person designed by American Artist Kehinde Wiley.
Ever since MTV first launched at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981, and debuted with footage of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, the Moon Person has symbolized the brand’s spirit of adventure and foray into new worlds, according to a press release.
Going forward, this large-scale MTV Moon Person will be on display to guests at NASA Central at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Here are photos of Dr.Cooper with the Moon Person in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Celebrating @MTV's 40th birthday @ExploreSpaceKSC in a way that nods to the 1st broadcast: a shuttle launch & an astronaut on the moon! The Moon Person was designed by @kehindewileyart The event highlighted the importance of creative expression, storytelling & breaking boundaries pic.twitter.com/hCiSXnUloB
— Dr. Moogega (???) Cooper (@moogega) August 1, 2021
For more information, visit kennedyspacecenter.com.
[Top photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for MTV]
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