NASA will rejoice 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 tv broadcast on Friday, July 19, and companion-led occasions going down across the nation from July 16 via July 20.
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a trip to the Moon and into historical past. Four days later, whereas Collins orbited the Moon within the command module, Armstrong and Aldrin landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first people to set foot on the lunar surface.
Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin will rejoin on the historic launch pad the place Apollo 11 started its mission 50 years in the past for a question-and-answer session with Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana, starting at 9:15 a.m. EDT, adopted with a visit the Firing Room 1 and the Launch Control Center to attach with Apollo-era launch controllers and people who will launch the Artemis missions which might be a part of America’s Moon to Mars strategy for human space exploration.
At 8:32 a.m. CDT – the same time because the Apollo 11 mission lifted off from Florida 50 years in the past – the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the official visitor center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, will host a Guinness Book of World Records try for many model rockets launched simultaneously from a single location.