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Apollo 11 55th Anniversary

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
–Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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Join us at Space Center Houston to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. 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. Experience the legacy of the first lunar landing and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the lunar landing among an array of significant Apollo artifacts under one roof.

About the Mission:

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took “…one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969. After a flight of 195 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds – about 36 minutes longer than planned – Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, 13 miles from the recovery ship USS Hornet. Apollo 11 landed safely on July 24, 1969.

MISSION TYPE- Lunar Landing

ASTRONAUTS- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins

LAUNCH- July 16, 1969

LANDING- July 24, 1969

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 16th, through the mission’s conclusion when the astronauts safely splashed down back on Earth on July 24th. From July 16-24th, there will be unique experiences including 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 opportunities.

Upcoming Events

To the Moon and Back: A Human Performance Accelerator Lab Family Experience

Friday, June 14, 2024
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HERA Groundlink

Friday, June 21, 2024
2:15 pm
–2:55 pm
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Sally’s Night

Saturday, June 22, 2024
9:00 am
–3:00 pm
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Family Overnight | Independence Day

Saturday, July 6, 2024
–Sunday, July 7, 2024
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Girl Scouts Overnight | July 2024

Saturday, July 13, 2024
–Sunday, July 14, 2024
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Girl Scouts Overnight | August 2024

Saturday, August 10, 2024
–Sunday, August 11, 2024
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