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Get Involved with Apollo Celebrations!

External Relations Office |
June 5, 2019

From center celebrations to city wide events, there are dozens of ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo. As we prepare to celebrate events as a NASA family, some of the employee events that are planned for July include an Apollo Era Car Parade on July 16th, a Meet and Mingle Event after hours on July 18th,  showings of the Apollo 11 documentary, speaking events in the Teague and more.

To keep employees up to date on details for these events, there is a box on Roundup Web dedicated to Apollo celebrations that will be updated as more information becomes available leading up to the anniversary. When you log on to to Roundup Web, look for the box below or CLICK HERE to go directly to the Apollo 50th Celebration site!

There are also opportunities to engage all across the city by participating in NASA Volunteer events. These events are hosted through V-Corps and JSC External Relations.

To volunteer, head on over to NASA JSC’s internal volunteer website V-CORPs and sign up to volunteer at our Apollo 50th Anniversary outreach events that will be taking place throughout the month of July. Being a V-CORPs volunteer is an amazing way for you to share your work and the NASA story. Don’t have a V-CORPs account? No problem! Just follow these quick and easy steps:

  1. Create an account
  2. Browse the list of volunteer opportunities
  3. Sign up to Volunteer!

Below is a list of the five external events JSC employees are encouraged to participate in through V-CORPs.  Volunteer info sessions will take place about a week before each event. Details and talking points will be provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm for the cool work we do at JSC.

7/4/2019 - 4th of July Freedom Over Texas Festival

NASA and the Apollo 50th Anniversary are being featured at the center of this year’s 4th of July Freedom over Texas Festival where volunteers will have the opportunity to do outreach with ~50,000 participants. NASA will be bringing our Destination Station mobile exhibit, the SEV rover and showcasing the latest in missions and technologies in our 30x80 exhibit space. Houston’s annual event will feature various other fun exhibits, out of this world fireworks, and live music from singer/songwriter Jake Owen and country music star Kellie Pickler.


7/20/2019 - NASA Night at Discovery Green's Screening of Apollo 11

Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with participants at Discovery Green’s screening of Apollo 11. NASA promotion and messaging will take place at several booths and exhibits prior to the film. Volunteers are needed to interact with the crowd, man the booths, and answer questions. The event will include an appearance by the US Army’s Golden Knights, the Houston Astronomical Society, and Spacy Casey.


7/22/2019 - NASA Night at the Astros

Volunteers will be doing outreach before and during a Houston Astros game in celebration of the Apollo 50th. NASA will have 2 exhibit spaces inside the Stadium and the Destination Station Trailer and SEV will be parked outside of the stadium to do outreach. We will also have Cosmo present to interact with fans. 


7/24/2019 - Destination station Event at U of H

NASA is bringing the destination station trailer to do outreach with future scientists and engineers at the University of Houston’s Main Campus incoming freshman orientation as well as attendees of an educational conference.


7/27/209 - NASA Night at the Houston Dynamo

Volunteers will be doing outreach before and during a Houston Dynamo game in celebration of the Apollo 50th. NASA will be bringing our Destination Station mobile exhibit and SEV rover.