Apollo 11 50th anniversary events

Listed here is just a small sample of events taking place across the United States celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.


Alabama

Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebration Events

When: June and July

Where: U.S. Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama

Cost: Tickets may be required

Web: RocketCenter.com


California

Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind

When: Now through Jan. 12, 2020

Where: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, California

Cost: Admission ticket

Web: CDmag.net/2I0rByx


District of Columbia

Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit will be displayed for the first time since 2003.

When: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT, July 16

Where: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue at Sixth Street, SW, Washington

Cost: Free

Web: CDmag.net/2QQAbCF


Florida

Apollo 50th Anniversary (various events)

When: June and July

Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, Florida

Cost: See website below about admission

Web: CDmag.net/2XtxysL


Maryland

Model Rocket Contest and 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

When: noon-4 p.m. July 20

Where: NASA Goddard Visitor Center, 9432 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, Maryland

Cost: Free; must bring own rocket and motors

Web: CDmag.net/2WKaKYD


Massachusetts

Moon Landing in Context

When: Now through December

Where: McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning, 100 State St., Framingham, Massachusetts

Cost: Free

Web: Moon-Landing.org


Ohio

50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon

When: July 12-21

Where: Armstrong Air & Space Museum, 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta, Ohio

Cost: See website below

Web: ArmstrongMuseum.org


Texas

Mission Briefings on the Apollo 11 Mission

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 16-18 and July 22-23; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 19 and July 24; 9 a.m. to midnight, July 20; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 21. Times are CDT.

Cost: There is an entrance fee.

Where: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston

Web: SpaceCenter.org/Apollo-50/

 

NASA Tram Tours featuring Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA Johnson Space Center

Mission Briefings on the Apollo 11 Mission

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 16-18 and July 22-23; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 19 and July 24; 9 a.m. to midnight, July 20; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 21. Times are CDT.

Cost: There is an entrance fee.

Where: Space Center Houston, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston

Web: SpaceCenter.org/Apollo-50/


Washington

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission; Lunar Block Party

When: Now through Sept. 2 (Destination Moon); July 19-21 (block party);

Where: The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle

Cost: Tickets needed

Web: CDmag.net/31ejyFU


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