In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, the U.S. Postal Service is pleased to reveal two stamp designs commemorating that historic milestone. Additional details are coming about the date, time and location for the first-day-of issue ceremony.
APOLLO 11, DAY 2: Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 has passed the halfway point in its journey and was speeding toward the moon at 5,000 mph.
As the Apollo 11 mission lifted off on the Saturn V rocket, propelling humanity to the surface of the Moon for the very first time, members of the launch firing team inside Launch Control Center watched through a window.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex kicked off the Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebrations by unveiling the Moon Tree Garden, a dramatic new accent to the grounds of the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
The countdown is on as America anticipates the golden anniversary of mankind’s greatest leap. And the country’s energy couldn’t be higher, as the U.S. inches closer to launching humans back into space for the first time in years.
NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars with a live, two-hour television broadcast Friday, July 19, and partner-led events taking place across the country from July 16 through July 20.
On July 20, 1969, the United States achieved the most profound milestone of human accomplishment when it landed NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, while their command module pilot Michael Collins orbited above.
The countdown to savings for Floridians is on at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. From now through June 27, 2019, Florida residents can take advantage of the Florida Four-Pack special, which offers a party of four admission for just $159, a $69 discount.
A ceremony to launch the sale of the U.S. Mint’s new Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Collection, coin purchasing and astronaut autograph opportunities.
With the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission to the Moon in July of next year as well as the return of human spaceflight on the Space Coast, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is expecting record visitation in 2019.
‘Houston, Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle Has Landed.’ July 1969. It’s a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President John Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.