Celebrate the Apollo Mission’s 50th Anniversary on Florida’s Space Coast

The Apollo mission’s 50th anniversary takes place this year and institutions across the nation are hosting events, activities, and lectures to commemorate one of the most important leaps that mankind has ever achieved.

We’ll be celebrating on Florida’s Space Coast with numerous events and exhibits that tell the story of one of our greatest scientific achievements – the lunar landings.

In addition, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have the U.S. Mint’s limited-edition Apollo XI Coins available for purchase (also available here.) The coins come with a certificate signed by Buzz Aldrin, an official authentication from PCGS, and an exclusive case. The design features inscriptions honoring each of NASA’s Lunar missions, a depiction of Neil Armstrong’s footprint on the lunar surface, and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.

Celebrations scheduled so far this year on Florida’s Space Coast include:

Friday, July 12, 2019

 

Astronaut Golf Tournament

When: July 12, 2019, at 9 a.m.
Where: Drive Shack

Astronaut Walking Pub Crawl

When: July 12, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Where: Cocoa Village

Saturday, July 13, 2019

 

Astronaut Parade

When: July 13, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Cocoa Beach

Celebrating Apollo Outdoor Concert

When: July 13, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Where: Cocoa Riverfront Park

Sunday, July 14, 2019

 

Families of Apollo Brunch & Panel Discussion

When: July 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach

Women in Space Panel:

When: July 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach

Future of Space Panel:

When: July 14, 2019, at 3 p.m.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach

VIP Private Viewing of New Apollo Saturn V Center

When: July 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Monday, July 15, 2019

 


Apollo Exhibit Grand Opening

When: July 15, 2019
Where: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

 

Apollo Celebration Gala

When: July 16, 2019
Where: Saturn V Center, Kennedy Space Center

 
To purchase tickets to any of the events listed above, click here. And keep checking Apollo50.us for any additional events that may be added in the months to come. Join us on Florida’s Space Coast as we celebrate the space program’s past achievements and look towards what the future has in store for space exploration.