Moon, events and destinations for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Friday, 31 May 2019

Fifty years ago, on the 20th July 1969, the first manned moon landing. Apollo 11 was the fifth crewed space mission of NASA Apollo program. 2019 looks like an eventful year: Apollo 11, Woodstock musical festival 50th anniversary, the 100 years of the Bauhaus and Leonardo da Vinci 500 anniversary.

As you can easily imagine all destinations connected to the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 space mission are obviously mostly located in the USA. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin e Michael Collins left aboard the spacecraft to get the Moon surface from Cape Canaveral, a promontory in the Brevard County in Florida.

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About 20 kilometres from Cape Canaveral arises the Kennedy Space Center whose presence influences so much the local economy that Brevard County is also known as Space Coast.

Kennedy Space Center Visit Florida, the website managed by the Official Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation, quotes journeys to learn more about the Space Coast and its history.

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Nasa’s Manned Mission control, that is the Johnson Space Center, is located in Houston, Texas.

Armstrong and his crewmembers were in direct contact with Houston capsule communicator during those legendary days 50 years ago.

You can go from Houston to Washington D.C., the Capital city of the United States, to visit the National Air and Space Museum, where it is kept the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module. Armstrong spacesuit is exhibited in the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the hometown of the first spaceman landed on the moon.

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In order to know other places and events connected to Apollo 11 Mission organized in the United States, we suggest you to give a look to all events mentioned by Nasa and to a New York Times piece entitled “How to Celebrate the Moon Landing, From Coast to Coast”.

Finally it’s useful to know that there are several events all over the world from north to south to commemorate the Apollo 11 anniversary. We would like to suggest you, Apollo Soundtrack, scheduled on the 18th July 2019 at Cava del Sole, Matera.

Thanks and good luck!

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