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Apollo 40th Anniversary Events and Activities
 
NOTE: Additional events may be added later. Not all events are open to the general public or reporters. Please check periodically for updates.

› July 16-24 – NASA Plays Audio 'Time Capsule' of Apollo 11 Mission

› July 16 – NASA News Briefing on Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk Video from the Newseum

› July 16 – Kennedy Space Center's Apollo 40th Anniversary activities at the KSC Visitor Center →

› July 16 – NASA History Panel's Apollo 40th Anniversary Symposium at NASA Headquarters

July 18 – National Symphony Event at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, 2700 F. St. NW, Washington, DC
Time: 8 p.m. EDT
Description: The Kennedy Center will host a concert “Salute to Apollo: The Kennedy Legacy” with the National Symphony Orchestra in the Concert Hall. Participants: Performers include:
- Chaka Kahn
- Denyse Graves
- Jamia Nash
The narrators with NSO are:
-Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin
- STS-125 Commander Scott Altman
Public: The event is free and open to the public for approximately the first 1,400 guests. For more information, go to: http://www.kennedy-center.org.
Media: No press event is planned. No press event is planned. Excerpts from the performance will air on NASA TV Video File and be streamed at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.


› July 18 – Apollo 11 Anniversary Activities at NASA Glenn Research Center's Visitor Center in Cleveland

› July 18-20 – Exploration Day at Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va.→

› July 19 – Moonfest 2009 at Ames Research Center →

› July 19 – John Glenn Lecture at NASM (Apollo 11 Crew)→
Will air live on NASA TV and be streamed on http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

› July 19 – Apollo Commemoration Activities at Space Center Houston (Films, Exhibits)

› July 19 – Apollo 40th Activities at the Neil Armstrong Museum in Wapakoeta, Ohio→

July 20 – Apollo 40th Anniversary News Conference at NASA Headquarters

Location: James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington, 300 E St., S.W.
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT
Description:Apollo astronauts will discuss the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight and answer questions from reporters.
Participants:Apollo astronauts (To be determined)
Public: Not open to the general public
Media: The news conference will be carried live on NASA TV and streamed at www.nasa.gov/ntv. Media representatives may ask questions from participating NASA field centers. Reporters should call their local center to confirm its participation in the event.
Read the press release.

July 20 – Apollo 40th Anniversary Educational Forum at the Newseum

Location: Newseum, Washington, DC
Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT
Description:NASA and the Newseum will broadcast a special panel event commemorating the first human landing on our moon. Journalist Nick Clooney will moderate, asking and facilitating questions from the audience. The program also will be streamed into science centers and museums around the country. Six have been selected to participate:
- Boston Museum of Science (Boston)
- California Science Center (Los Angeles)
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Denver)
- Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
- St. Louis Science Center (St. Louis)
- American Museum of Natural History (New York)
Panelists include:  
- Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11)
- Charles Duke (Apollo 16)
- Alan Bean (Apollo 12)
- A current NASA astronaut
- Laurie Leshin, PhD., deputy director for Science and Technology at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
Public: Program is free with museum admission or membership.
Media: No specific media events, but program will be broadcast on NASA TV and streamed at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.


July 20 – Apollo 40th Anniversary Celebratory Reception at NASM

Time: 7 p.m. (program begins at 8 p.m.) EDT
Description: Event will be a celebratory reception for approximately 2,000 invited guests, including current and former NASA employees, posthumously honoring President John F. Kennedy with the Ambassador of Exploration award.
Participants: Apollo 11 crew and the rest of the Apollo astronauts, the STS-125 space shuttle crew, and former Apollo employees.
Media: No press event is planned, but program will be broadcast on NASA TV and streamed at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.


› July 20 – NASA Night at Houston Astros game in conjunction with NASA Exhibits at Union Station in Houston. →

July 20 – First Footprint Celebration at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Time: 1 to 5 p.m. CDT
Description: The Marshall Space Flight Center team will gather at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Davidson Center for Space Exploration to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and Marshall’s continuing role in sending explorers to space. Marshall will sponsor a 40-by-60-foot hospitality tent behind the Davidson Center, where visitors can enjoy live music and light refreshments and get their picture taken at the Moon-Mars Photo Kiosk.
Public: All Marshall civil service employees, Marshall badged contractors, their immediate families and retirees will receive free admission to the Space & Rocket Center during the event.
Media: Reporters are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Angela Storey at 256-544-0034. The event will be recorded for NASA TV Video File and streamed at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.


› July 20-24, 2008 – Apollo Activities at the Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton, Va.→

July 24, 2009 – Apollo 11 Splashdown Celebration at Johnson Space Center’s Visitor Complex

Location: Space Center Houston Visitor's Complex
Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m. CDT
Description: Speaking Program honoring all Apollo team members. JSC Center Director Mike Coats, community and Apollo Program representatives will make remarks.
Participants: JSC and the surrounding community will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a Splashdown Celebration at Space Center Houston. The event will include a program with speakers from the Apollo era, a hot dog buffet and entertainment. Some Space Center Houston attractions will be open. Friends and family are welcome.
Media: This event is open to the public. For more information:
http://www.spacecenter.org/apollo11anniversary.html



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