Seven astronauts of Apollo mission attended an event at St. Cloud's Apollo High School to share a message of inspiration and help launch a technology that could be useful in space. The event was named 'Apollo at Apollo'. It was the vision of John Pederson, Apollo High School graduate. According to Pederson, he thought about the event when he noticed that no Apollo astronaut had ever visited the school since its opening in 1970.
Pederson is the founder and CEO of LVX System, a company located in Minnesota. Pederson is known for his invention of energy efficient light communication technology. The technology delivers wireless internet capabilities.