HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first men on the moon, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is hosting multiple events throughout the day including attempting a world record of launching the most model rockets at one time (see video above for more).
Below is a list of the major events, you can also access the full list in the link here.
Guinness Book of World Records: Rocket Launch
You can watch our Livestream of the event in the video below!
On July 16, 2019, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will attempt to break Guinness World Record by launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously. Learn More
Appolo Moon Landing Re-enactment
This is a daily event and is in the Saturn V Hall at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Come join us as we relive the thrilling mission of Apollo 11 in a reenactment of the moon landing.
Rockets on Parade
July 13-20, 2019 in the Apollo Courtyard at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Rockets on Parade is a way to note our city’s ongoing contributions to the American space program with designs specific to the Rocket City, the monumental achievements of the Apollo program, the future of space travel or through unique artistic expression. The rockets will be judged based on impact, creativity, subject matter and historical storytelling and be on display throughout the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration. Learn More »
Global Rocket Launch
July 16, the event is taking place worldwide
Join in the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 2019 by launching your own rocket! All types of rockets are welcome, and no launch is too small so start spreading the word and get ready to celebrate! Learn More »
Appolo 11 Homecoming Celebration Dinner and Program
Located in the Saturn V Hall at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The event is sold out!
On July 16, 2019, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch with an Apollo celebration and dinner. A number of VIP guests will be in attendance. National media is invited to the event to recognize the efforts of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center workforce and contractors who made the Apollo missions a success.
Special guests scheduled to attend this special evening include: Thomas Stafford (LTG, USAF, Ret), Apollo 10; Dr. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), Apollo 11; Al Worden (Col, USAF, Ret.), Apollo 15; Dr. Ed Gibson, Skylab 4; Jack Lousma (Col, USMC, Ret.), Skylab 3, STS-3; Dr. Jan Davis, STS-47, STS-60 & STS-85; Bob Springer (Col, USMC, Ret.), STS-29 & STS-38; Dr. Margrit von Braun, Mrs. Iris von Braun-Robbins, Mr. Peter von Braun; The Honorable Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama; and NASA Marshall Space Flight Director, Jody Singer.
Featured entertainment includes the world premiere of “The von Braun Suite,” performed by the Brass Band of Huntsville conducted by composer Stephen Bulla.
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