All eyes will be on Houston, the home of human spaceflight, as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon on July 20. Space Center Houston is the perfect setting to celebrate all things Apollo 11 this summer – especially from the anniversary of the Apollo 11 blastoff on July 16 through the mission’s conclusion when the astronauts safely splashed down back on Earth on July 24.
From July 16-24, there will be Apollo 11-themed Pop-Up Science Labs, Mission Briefings on the Apollo 11 mission and special NASA Tram Tours featuring Historic Mission Control.
Lunch with Apollo Flight Controllers – July 16
Lunch with the Children of Apollo – July 18
Space on Screen: Armstrong – July 18
Dramatic, moving and deeply human, “Armstrong” offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon, and beyond using home videos shot by the man himself and unseen footage from NASA.
An Evening with Gene Kranz – July 19
Legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz will provide a special talk reflecting on his experience at Apollo Mission Control during the Apollo 11 landing.
Apollo 11 50th Live at Space Center Houston – July 20
Celebration will include notable speakers, book signings, an outdoor festival with a major concert, a family STEM zone and more!
Apollo 11 Mission Splashdown Party – July 24
Be a part of the celebration. Start making your plans now!