Apollo

ARTIST RETURNS ARMSTRONG TO THE MOON

Artist Richard Clar’s canvas is literally out of this world. And on July 21, the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Giant Step, Clar will return his words to the moon. From the Observatory of Côte d’Azur, the famous phrase of the astronaut will be transmitted by an encoded laser beam and bounced off a retro-reflector […]

VELCRO COMPANIES ‘WALKING ON THE MOON’ AGAIN TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR LANDING

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, Velcro Companies commissioned indie pop band Walk Off The Earth to release a new cover and music video of the classic rock song “Walking on the Moon” using VELCRO Brand fasteners as instruments to create a one-of-a-kind sound. The music video was released to celebrate the July […]

NASA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC MOON LANDING

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 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, […]

UNITED AIRLINES COMMEMORATES FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MOON LANDING WITH CELEBRATORY FLIGHT

Fifty years after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in July 1969, United Airlines stands with the nation in celebration of this milestone anniversary. Continuing throughout July, the airline, in coordination with Houston First Corporation, Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center and OTG will provide customers with a variety of opportunities to learn about […]

NASA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO JOIN ITS APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is partnering with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary event called Small Steps to Giant Leaps. This event is held to honor this historic moment in time when mankind first landed on the moon, and also looks forward to the […]

NASA RECOGNIZES APOLLO 10’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGH LONG-LASTING PARTNERSHIPS

NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in collaboration with Space Center Houston, its official visitor center, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 mission on Thursday, April 25, with a day of activities capitalizing on the mission’s unique call sign for the Lunar Lander of Snoopy. Media are invited to attend the unveiling of a specially […]

MAJOR U.S. MINT RELEASE APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE COINS NOW AVAILABLE

On July 20, 1969, the world sat glued to their television sets. Before their very eyes, man first set foot on the surface of the moon. The footprints, flag, and plaque left on the lunar surface sent an eternal message throughout the cosmos: humanity had finally reached the heavens, and America led the way. In […]

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX OFFERS DISCOUNTED ADMISSION

Brevard County, Florida, residents are invited to participate in the Salute to Brevard program supporting area food banks and offering 70% off admission for up to six people at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex October 3 – 9, 2016. Make a difference in the local community by donating nonperishable food items in support of Brevard […]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR ORBITER 1 MISSION

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first of five lunar orbiters that returned images of 99 percent of both the near- and far-side surfaces of the moon. The orbiters sent back a total of 3,062 photos. Lunar Orbiter 1, built by The Boeing Co., was launched August 10, 1966 on an […]

APOLLO ASTRONAUTS EXPERIENCING HIGHER RATES OF CARDIOVASCULAR-RELATED DEATHS

Members of the successful Apollo space program are experiencing higher rates of cardiovascular problems that are thought to be caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, according to a Florida State University researcher. In a new paper in Scientific Reports, FSU Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Professor Michael Delp explains that […]

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