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Head to Downey this weekend for the Apollo Space Capsule Holiday Lighting Party




Charles Phoenix, has a tradition lighting unusual objects for the holidays, this weekend the Apollo Space Capsule gets the treatment.
Charles Phoenix, has a tradition lighting unusual objects for the holidays, this weekend the Apollo Space Capsule gets the treatment.
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It's home to the world's oldest McDonald's and the site of the first ever Taco Bell. 

But the city of Downey is more than just a touchstone in the history of fast food. It played a big role in pop music - the Beach Boys grew up there.

And in putting a man on the moon. 

The rockets and landing craft for the Apollo Space Program were built at a NASA plant in Downey which is why Charles Phoenix will be there this weekend. 

He's hosting a holiday lighting party tomorrow at the city's Columbia Memorial Space Center. He spoke with Alex Cohen and gave her a sneak preview.

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.