Community Engagement

PPG Volunteers Revitalize Iconic Rocket Replica for Lunar Landing’s 50th Anniversary

PPG Volunteers Revitalize Iconic Rocket Replica for Lunar Landing’s 50th Anniversary

Colorful Communities®, Volunteerism

The 1950s and ‘60s represented a time of exploration and innovation in the United States. When President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to land mankind on the moon, Americans rose to the mission – especially in Huntsville, Ala. Huntsville was key to the development of the Saturn V rocket that would take the U.S. to the moon. It’s also home to a PPG COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project, completed by employees from our nearby manufacturing facility.

Igniting the entrepreneurial spirit  of space exploration

The National Historic Landmark Saturn V and the stunning vertical Saturn V replica rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville continue to signify the entrepreneurial spirit ignited by mid-century space exploration. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 first moon landing, our employees restored the Saturn V replica to its full glory with a fresh coat of paint.

At PPG, we know the powerful difference a fresh coat of paint and color can make, but to experience the impact of fresh paint on such a monumental structure as the Saturn V replica was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

See our volunteers and PPG products in action.

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