Apollo 40 Years: Events Schedule
The insignia of the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission

Image above: This is the insignia of the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission. Represented in the emblem is Apollo, the sun god of Greek mythology, symbolizing how the Apollo flights have extended the light of knowledge to all mankind. The Latin phrase Ex Luna, Scientia means “From the Moon, Knowledge.”

Saturday, March 27
Discovery Green
Apollo 13 “Houston, we have a…” In the 40 years since the flight of Apollo 13, these words have become a cliché. Come see how it all happened in an anniversary showing of the 1995 award winning film directed by Ron Howard, introduced by NASA personnel. The event starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Visit http://www.discoverygreen.com/en/cev/eb/19338063/ for more information.

Tuesday, April 6
"Telling the Stories of Apollo: A Conversation with Apollo Alumni” 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join us in the Teague Auditorium for a special storytelling event featuring Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell, Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise, Flight Director Gene Kranz, Flight Controller John Aaron, Flight Director Glynn Lunney, Flight Director Gerry Griffin and TIME Magazine’s Jeff Kluger as the moderator. Learn about the innovations used to save the Apollo 13 crew and how those lessons apply to our missions today.

This event is for badged JSC employees and Apollo Alumni only.

Historic Mission Control Open House 2 to 4 p.m.
Travel back in time…visit with Apollo Alumni in Historic Mission Control. Talk to the people who worked in the Apollo Program, touch historic consoles and see images of the Apollo 13 mission.

This event is for badged JSC employees and Apollo Alumni only.

Apollo 13 Celebration at the Gilruth Center 5 to 8 p.m.
The days’ activities will conclude with an Apollo 13 Celebration! Come out to the Gilruth Center for an evening of fun. Activities will include:
  • Food and beverages.
  • Entertainment by the Dave Kelldorf Band.
  • Showing of “Apollo 13” in Alamo Ballroom.
  • Activities for kids.
  • Tickets are $13 (kids 3 and under are free). Includes James Coney Island hot dogs, chips, cookie and two drink tickets.
  • Redeem ticket for commemorative button and medallion.
  • Tickets on sale at Starport Gift Shops through March 31.
  • This event is open to the public.
Due to time constraints, autographs and photographs will not be available. Thank you.

Friday, July 2
Miller Outdoor Theatre
View free NASA exhibits on the history and future of human space flight from 6 to 8 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. see “Apollo 13,” the inspiring true story of the women and men who heard “Houston, we have a problem,” and replied “Failure is not an option.” Visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com for more information.

For questions regarding 40th anniversary activities, please contact Linda Matthews-Schmidt at 281-483-8609 or linda.j.matthews-schmidt@nasa.gov.