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Apollo 11 Fiftieth Anniversary (Videos)

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(L) One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin's bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. (R) Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. (Image credits: NASA)

– Events Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary –

This chronological listing is provided solely as a service to readers who may be interested in learning more about NASA’s history. While NASA may be providing exhibits or speakers at these events, they are not NASA events. Attendance may require paying entrance fees or purchasing tickets. NASA does not endorse the event or its sponsors. Information provided by the sponsors was accurate at the time of publication, but may have been updated.


NASA Television Special Programming

Friday, July 19, 1 p.m. ET – NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon
On July 19, we will broadcast live from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the historic, newly-restored Apollo mission control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. We will also be at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, with a special guest host. We’ll look in live on Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, see the Apollo 11 command module on display in Seattle, and see slices of Americana at other anniversary celebrations around the country. We’ll tell the story of how we got there, and how we’ll get there again, hearing directly from Apollo astronauts alongside current and future astronauts, scientists, engineers, and others sharing some untold stories, quirky facts, and personal reflections about journeying to the lunar surface. Watch it on the NASA Live page.


Open now; permanent exhibit, Be the Astronaut / Apollo 50th, National Automobile Museum, 10 South Lake St., Reno, NV
Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

An interactive virtual experience in the history of lunar exploration as well as future Moon missions.

Contact: info@automuseum.org; 775-333-9300
Additional information: http://www.nevadachallenger.org/exhibit.html

Entrance fee.


Here’s the rest of the list of events around the country compiled by NASA.