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Apollo 50th Anniversary Celebrations


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April 1, 2019

The 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 was a worldwide celebration. Now let's keep the excitement growing as we march toward Artemis missions to the Moon by celebrating the accomplishments of the Apollo 12 through Apollo 17 missions. 

Below you will find link to events that NASA is directly involved with, as well as links to events across the city that NASA is not planning, but is excited to join in the celebration. Employees are encouraged to take part in the wide range of activities that include sporting events, festivals, concerts, social hours, moonlight hikes and even runs!

Make sure to snap photos of yourself at these events and send the pictures to Roundup at rounduptoday@mail.nasa.gov for a chance to be featured in a Roundup Story!




Employee Apollo 50th Anniversary Activities On Site

  • Stay tuned for events as NASA approaches the 50th anniversaries of Apollo 12 and 13!

Upcoming NASA Johnson Space Center Apollo 50th Anniversary Activities Off Site

  • Stay tuned for events as NASA approaches the 50th anniversaries of Apollo 12 and 13!


Apollo 50th Volunteer Opportunities 

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Completed NASA Johnson Space Center Apollo 50th Anniversary Activities
  • 4/25/2019 Apollo 10 Anniversary Panel at Johnson Space Center in the Teague Auditorium. Apollo astronaut General Stafford will join Johnson to talk about the legacy of the historic Apollo 10 mission.
  • 5/10-12/2019  Comicpalooza at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. NASA exhibit space will include a Rover, Hybrid Reality lunar processing, and information on the Orion vehicle that will take astronauts forward to the Moon and on to Mars.
  • 7/4/2019 Freedom Over Texas, Houston July 4th Celebration Buffalo Bayou Park in Downtown Houston 4-10 p.m.  NASA will bring its Destination Station exhibit and do outreach on air, on stage, and on the grounds during the event. 
  • 7/9/2019 Dr. Douglas Brinkley, Rice University professor of history and author of a new book, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race will speak in the Teague auditorium and later, Starport will host a book signing on site. MORE INFO
  • 7/16/2019 JSC will celebrate the launch of Apollo 11 with an on site celebration that includes a vintage car parade, food trucks, music, snacks and much more! MORE INFO
  • 7/17-18/2019 For two days, JSC will have a special showing of the Apollo 11 documentary in the Teague Auditorium. MORE INFO
  • 7/18/2019 Meet, Mingle and Apollo Memorabilia celebration at the Gilruth. Employees can mingle with Apollo alumni and view interesting Apollo artifacts at the Gilruth Center. The event will have snacks, beverages, and beer for employees 21+. MORE INFO
  • 7/19/2019 Tune in to NASA TV as the agency recaps the historic Apollo 11 mission with an eye to the future from 12  to 2 p.m. CT. MORE INFO
  • 7/20/2019 Discovery Green Downtown, Houston – Screen on the Green Apollo 11 Film.  NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to the film. 
  • 7/22/2019 NASA Night at the Astros NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to and during the baseball game.  
  • 7/24/2019  Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins will be speaking during a panel event on the lessons and legacies from Apollo 11 in the Teague Auditorium at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 7/24/2019  Apollo 11 Splashdown Party  A fun, 1960s-themed evening bash will feature live music and activities as attendees are surrounded by Space Center Houston’s extensive collection of Apollo-era artifacts. A Beatles tribute band based in Space City, will recreate the spirit and enthusiasm of the 60s and 70s through a performance beginning at 6 p.m. Era dress is encouraged. Food and drink will be available for purchase. JSC badged employees will get in free, all other guests will pay the normal admission fee.
  • 7/24/2019 University of Houston Main Campus NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach to future scientists and engineers, under served communities, incoming freshman during their orientation, and to educational conference attendees.     
  • 7/27/2019 NASA Night at the Dynamo NASA will bring the Destination Station exhibit and do outreach prior to and during the soccer match


NASA Apollo 50th and Artemis 2024 Resources:

Watch the Apollo 11 Mission in real time at https://apolloinrealtime.org/11

Artemis

We Are Going

Go Forward to the Moon:

We are NASA

Apollo Videos

Agency posters, information, and media resources for Apollo

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