July 20, 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon. Now NASA is headed back to the Moon, using it as a proving ground for a future human mission to Mars. This site is designed to help you get involved - here are some ideas to get you started!
- NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as we Go Forward to the Moon celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and looks ahead to NASA’s Artemis program and plans to return humans to the Moon by 2024.
- STEM Forward to the Moon features students and simulations of returning to the Moon with the Artemis generation. The STEM activities and show inspire the next generation of explorers to dream big, and take charge of the bold way forward to the Moon and on to Mars.
- Join the nationwide Apollo 50th celebration on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 and host an event in your community.
- This Apollo 50th Event Toolkit contains an Event Planner and Media Advisory Template for you to use!
- Visit "Images/ Audio /Video" under Resources for the anniversary logo and more.
- Learn about hosting watch parties, and being part of a nationwide project on social media via this archived webinar.
- Check out the Space STEM map for Apollo anniversary events and exhibits in your area.
- The NASA Night Sky Network can help you find astronomy events and clubs
- The Museum Alliance’s Events Near Me map shows all types of NASA-related events and exhibits.
- Travel virtually with the Apollo's Moonshot AR (augmented reality) app.
- Visit the Lessons and Activities page for recommended activities for all ages
- Join the worldwide Global Launch on July 16, celebrating the Apollo 11 launch. All rocket types are welcome, and no launch is too small.
- Use the Apollo anniversaries as a teachable moment.
- Relive Apollo 11 "live" tweeted the Apollo 11 landing!
- On July 18, NASA and museums across the country built a #VirtualMoonshot
PRINT IT OUT
- Visit the Printables page for Apollo 50th materials (bookmarks, posters, etc.) that you can download and print!
- Showcase your activities by posting to social media: #Apollo50th.
- Record audio of yourself or a loved one who remembers the Apollo era and share your Apollo story with NASA.
- Holding a public event? Submit it to the Apollo events map.