- Events Celebrating Apollo's 50th Anniversary -

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50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, humans walked on the Moon for the first time. We look back at the legacy of our first small steps on the Moon and look forward to the next giant leap.


The Kennedy Space Center celebrated the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo Program in July.  Observance includes a series of live and community events to mark the historic landing of Apollo 11 on the moon. a new and redesigned exhibits have been added to the Apollo/Saturn V Center and showcased in a big ceremony.


But the Celebration doesn't a end, it's a start ...


Ongoing through Sept. 1, 2019, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, Rocky Mount Children’s Museum & Science Center, 270 Gay St., Rocky Mount, NC
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo with STEM content in an interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Entrance fee.


Ongoing – Sept 2, 2019, Destination Moon Traveling Exhibition, The Museum of Flight - 9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98108
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission will commemorate the first lunar landing in 1969, and the pioneering flights that came before, in a new, state-of-the-art traveling exhibition.

Entrance fee


Ongoing through December 2019, Lunar Legacy Events, Flagstaff Visitor Center – One E. Route 66 Flagship, AZ 86001
6 – 7:30 PM PT

Tours at Lowell Observatory, United States Geological Survey, and cinder field training sites; monthly Lunar Lecture Series featuring presentations highlighting various aspects of the science and cultural impact of the Moon; enjoy specially crafted lunar-themed menu options at participating restaurants; exhibits about astronaut training and lunar mapping; demonstrations of student-created robotic rovers; lunar-themed art exhibits



Ongoing through December 31, 2019, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, US Space and Rocket Center - One Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805-3399
9 AM – 5 PM CT

The world-premiere exhibition chronicles the timeline from the beginning of the Space Race – a time when the U.S. and Soviet Union competed over their accomplishments in space exploration – to the collaborative culture of the International Space Station program and beyond.

Entrance Fee


Ongoing through October 5, 2019, Hack the Moon LIVE Exhibit, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., 555 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
8 AM – 4 PM ET (Monday – Friday), 11 AM – 11 PM ET (Saturday), and 11 AM – 5 PM ET (Sunday)

Explore the unsung stories of the engineers who guided the Apollo astronauts to the moon and back safely in an interactive multimedia exhibit featuring exclusive interviews, photos and artifacts. And starting July 20 test your piloting skills in the Lunar Lander Simulator.


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On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued his famous challenge to Congress and the American people: “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieve the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.”


Custom Moon Lamp commemorates the moment of country’s best and brightest met that challenge. etch the logo on surface of the Moon, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Join us as we celebrate the highlights of this era-defining mission; relive the hope, the excitement, and national pride of the first Moon landing with an amazing Apollo 11 50th Anniversary.

Waiting for the next giant leap - Go for the Saturn.


"Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."   –  Neil Armstrong

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