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Apollo 11 50th LIVE!

Date: July 20, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:55 PM
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Presented by JSC Federal Credit Union, Apollo 11 50th Live is coming this July 20.

All eyes will be on Houston, the home of human spaceflight, as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon on July 20. Space Center Houston is the perfect setting to celebrate all things Apollo 11 this summer – especially from the anniversary of the Apollo 11 blastoff on July 16 through the mission’s conclusion when the astronauts safely splashed down back on Earth on July 24.

An all-day and evening celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and the first steps on the Moon will involve a full day celebration on July 20! Components and ticket information are listed below.

8:30 a.m. – Opening ceremony to kick off a day full of celebration featuring a host of notable and inspiring speakers from the Apollo era and today.

Special Panel Presentations featuring Apollo-era flight controllers periodically throughout the day on subjects including:
-Lunar Module Development and Operations
-Lunar Module Landing
-Lunar Science Experiments
-Command Module Landing and Recovery Operations

Book signings by renowned authors:
-"Dutch" von Ehrenfried will be signing copies of his book, “Apollo Mission Control; The Making of a National Historic Landmark”
-Rick Houston will be signing copies of his book, “Go Flight! The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control”

Outdoor Festival Events:
-Outdoor evening concert - Talent to be announced at a later date
-Public countdown led from the stage to Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon at 9:56 p.m. CST (much like the ball drop on New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square), complete with synchronized digital lighted wristbands for attendees
-Late night NASA Tour Trams to Rocket Park
-Family STEM Zone with fun and educational activities
-A variety of indoor and outdoor food & drink options

VIP experience packages will be available for the day. Depending on package, additional experiences will include:
-Concert pre-party/happy hour and special VIP seating at concert, including a commemorative chair to take home, or
-Dinner and a special presentation by Apollo era luminaries, as well as an evening tour of Apollo Mission Control Center, where the Apollo 11 mission was controlled, in the final hours leading up to the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on Moon at 9:56 p.m. CST

Prices:
-Golden Ticket (includes: General Admission + access to outdoor festival & concert): $49.95 (Members: $20 per ticket up to number of people in membership package)
-Golden VIP Ticket (includes: All-inclusive concert pre-party featuring beer, wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar for cocktails, exclusive tour for Apollo Mission Control Center, reserved VIP concert seating, a branded take-home folding chair, and onsite parking – one parking pass per four tickets purchased): $250 (Members: $212.50 per ticket up to number of people in membership package)
-Golden Deluxe VIP Ticket (includes: All-inclusive seated dinner, beer, wine and a cash bar for cocktails, an exclusive presentation by Apollo-era luminaries in Space Center Theater, exclusive tour for Apollo Mission Control Center, reserved VIP concert seating, a branded take-home folding chair, and onsite parking – one parking pass per four tickets purchased): $325 (Members: $276.25 per ticket up to number of people in membership package)

***Ticket Information***
Secure your spot with a membership! Tickets will be released to Space Center Houston members only at 12:00 p.m. CDT on Monday 5/20. Additional tickets will be released to the general public at a later date.
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Apollo 11 50th LIVE!
July 20, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 11:55 PM
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