LINTHICUM, Md., July 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Historical Electronics Museum, located at 1745 West Nursery Road in Linthicum, will host the first-ever reunion of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. team that designed and built the Apollo 11 lunar camera that recorded man's historic first steps on the moon on July 20, 1969.

The ceremony will take place on the 36th anniversary of the historic moon mission on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the museum's Pioneer Hall. Present will be Stan Lebar, program manager of the Lunar Camera team, along with manufacturing manager Joe Dollard and engineering managers Larkin Niemeyer and Lenny Svenson. All four will discuss their roles in developing this ground-breaking technology. On display in Pioneer Hall will be the black and white Apollo camera and monitor, Apollo color camera and monitor, and objects from Stan Lebar's personal collection, including a portion of the color camera recovered from the moon.

"The Historical Electronics Museum is honored to host the first reunion of the Apollo camera team," said Michael Simons, director of the museum. "Their innovations have enhanced the entire field of electronics, and since been applied to numerous products that have benefited society."

The Apollo 11 lunar camera reunion is open to the public and free of charge. However, space is limited and you must RSVP in advance by calling Anne Mech at the museum at (410) 765-0230 during regular museum hours.

Typically the museum is open to the public, free of charge, on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. However, the museum will operate expanded hours on July 20 - opening at 9:00 a.m. - and will remain open all day in observance of the historic event. For information on booking group tours, rental events, membership or volunteering, please contact the museum at 410-765-0230.

From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the Historical Electronics Museum offers visitors free access to the electronic marvels that have helped share our world. The museum offers a wide variety of both static and interactive displays, as well as a research and lending library that is open to the general public. From curious young children to dedicated research scientists, everyone can enjoy a fun, informative visit. The museum is located just minutes from I-695, I-95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, and just north of Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

  CONTACT:  Tom Delaney 
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (410) 993-6454
          thomas.delaney@ngc.com