Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, were among the greatest moments in history and Space Center Houston will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing next month!
Blastoff for Apollo 11 was on July 16th, 1969 and the mission continued until splashdown on July 24th.
Lots and lots of cool things are planned that week, in 2019, including an all-day festival & celebration happening July 20th with a fantastic concert...
Here's a little more info on the big day...
Attend the iconic anniversary and take part in Space Center Houston’s “Apollo 11 50th Live, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union,” featuring an array of space-themed activities, including late-night NASA Tram Tours to Rocket Park and the Apollo Mission Control Center, notable speakers, book signings, an outdoor festival with a concert, a family STEM zone – and more. The first 15,000 celebration guests will receive an interactive LED wristband (issued onsite to ticketholders) to illuminate the experience. The festival includes an outdoor 1960s inspired Discovery Reserve Beer Garden provided by Budweiser.
The concert kicks off with Phillip Phillips on stage at 8 p.m. and WALK THE MOON at 9:15 p.m. Guests will watch a video interlude about the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, followed by the Official Countdown presented by Reliant, at 9:56 p.m., the exact moment Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon. WALK THE MOON will return to the stage at 10 p.m. following the first steps countdown.
That sounds awesome!
Make sure to bring the family and mark your calendars for July 20th.
You can find out more about it and get your tickets HERE.