All eyes will be on Houston, the home of human spaceflight, as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon on July 20. Space Center Houston is the perfect setting to celebrate all things Apollo 11 this summer – especially from the anniversary of the Apollo 11 blastoff on July 16 through the mission’s conclusion when the astronauts safely splashed down back on Earth on July 24.
NASA Tram Tours featuring Historic Mission Control at NASA Johnson Space Center:
The only way to see what goes on behind the scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center is through Space Center Houston. The center’s NASA Tram Tours feature an opportunity to visit the Historic Mission Operations Control Center, a national historic landmark. From this iconic room, the NASA team exercised full mission control of Apollo 11 from leaving the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
Mission Briefings on the Apollo 11 mission:
Visitors can enjoy informative briefings about important activities involved with Apollo’s historic flight, including some of the important mission tasks accomplished on the journey. Price: Included with your general admission ticket to Space Center Houston.
Apollo 11-themed Pop-Up Science Labs:
These hands-on workshops let kids explore science and engineering in fun and educational ways. Experience opportunities to be part of science and gain a better understanding of what it took to send humans to the Moon and keep them safe throughout their journeys. Price: Included with your general admission ticket to Space Center Houston.
“Apollo 11 50th Live at Space Center Houston” Sponsor Activity Tent: This large tent will be full of activities, informative displays, and giveaways for guests to enjoy provided by the companies generously supporting Space Center Houston’s “Apollo 50 Live” celebration.