The historic Apollo lunar landing on July 20, 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened the door to boundless curiosity and discovery. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission symbolizes how anything is possible. We are all explorers who can do our part to expand knowledge and be a part of the NASA mission. Experience the legacy of the first lunar landing and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing among an array of significant Apollo artifacts under one roof.

Exhibit – Discover Apollo Art: 50 Year Retrospective

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Apollo anniversary events

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, special NASA Tram Tours featuring Historic Mission Control and so many more amazing and unique experiences.

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Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration guide

Apollo 50th
Review our Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration guide below to help plan the perfect experience. Parking Public offsite parking will ...
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NEW EXHIBIT: Moonwalker portraits now on display

NEW EXHIBIT: Moonwalker portraits now on display
From 1969-1972, twelve American astronauts left their everlasting footprint on the Moon. They were the most visible part of a ...
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Snoopy in space: A massive mural at Space Center Houston

Snoopy in space: A massive mural at Space Center Houston
Worlds collide in the most wildly imaginative and colorful way with a new art installation on display at Space Center ...
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Mission Apollo Minute: Pete Conrad’s Moonwalking Suit

Mission Apollo Minute: Pete Conrad's Moonwalking Suit
Charles “Pete” Conrad became the third person to walk on the Moon as part of Apollo 12. Conrad commanded the ...
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Discover a historic Apollo artifact in our Talon Park

Discover a historic Apollo artifact in our Talon Park
Did you know Talon Park at the entrance to Space Center Houston is home to a “boilerplate” Apollo capsule? ...
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Apollo 50th: Astronaut Gene Cernan Bio

Apollo 50th: Astronaut Gene Cernan Bio
As our next way to celebrate the road to Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, we have a quick bio on astronaut ...
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Apollo 11 anniversary patch design announced

Apollo 11 anniversary patch design announced
Did you know every human mission NASA has flown since Gemini V has its own patch? Space Center Houston partnered ...
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Mission Apollo Minute – Saturn V rocket

Mission Apollo Minute - Saturn V rocket
The Saturn V rocket was the fuel that put the Apollo program on the moon. The giant rocket clocked in ...
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Mission Apollo Minute – Apollo 1

Mission Apollo Minute - Apollo 1
Reaching the Moon took courage, tenacity and innovation. Tragically, it also claimed the lives of 8 brave souls, three of ...
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Astronaut Friday: Tom Stafford

Astronaut Friday: Tom Stafford
We’re joining up two of our features here and offering an Astronaut Friday post this week with our Astronaut Bio ...
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Mission Apollo Minute – Apollo 17

Starship Gallery
One final time, an Apollo mission lifted off for a rendezvous with another celestial body. One final time, its command ...
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Apollo 17 Anniversary Infographic

Apollo 17 Anniversary Infographic
Apollo 17 was NASA’s last mission to the Moon so far. It featured plenty of exciting firsts, including the first ...
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NASA’s Super Guppy does the heavy lifting

NASA’s Super Guppy does the heavy lifting
As part of the restoration of Historic Mission Control, conservationists sent the consoles from the room to the Cosmosphere in ...
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Apollo 7 Anniversary Infographic

Apollo 7 Anniversary Infographic
On Oct. 11, 1968, the Apollo 7 mission launched from Cape Kennedy Air Force Base in Florida. The 10-day mission ...
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Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz

Mission Apollo Minute Celebrating Gene Kranz
Did you know that Houston declared Oct. 23 Gene Kranz Day to honor the legendary NASA flight director? Kranz joined ...
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Apollo 50th: Space Spinoffs Infographic

Apollo 50th: Space Spinoffs Infographic
Space exploration benefits humanity. It’s a simple concept, but in a future where a person has been continually living in ...
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Apollo 50th: Timeline Infographic

Apollo 50th
In less than a year, we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In anticipation of that ...
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Remembering Apollo 11’s historic Moon landing

Remembering Apollo 11's historic Moon landing
On the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing, let’s tell the story of how these three intrepid explorers got ...
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Apollo 11: Three steps besides mankind’s one giant leap

Apollo 11: Three steps besides mankind’s one giant leap
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11’s Lunar Module successfully landed on the Moon. It was the culmination of so much ...
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