Space Center Houston plans all-day lunar landing celebration

July 2nd, 2019

Space Center Houston will celebrate the historic first steps on the Moon with a spectacular lineup of events including  Apollo 11 50th Live, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union,” an all-day festival on July 20 celebrating the legacy of the Apollo era and the future of space exploration. The festival will culminate with an evening concert featuring performances by Walk the Moon and Phillip Phillips.

Those attending the iconic anniversary can take part in Space Center Houston’s “Apollo 11 50th Live,” featuring an array of space-themed activities, including late-night NASA Tram Tours to Rocket Park and the Apollo Mission Control Center, notable speakers, book signings, an outdoor festival with a concert, a family STEM zone – and more. The first 15,000 celebration guests will receive an interactive LED wristband (issued onsite to ticketholders) to illuminate the experience. The festival includes an outdoor 1960s inspired Discovery Reserve Beer Garden provided by Budweiser.

The concert kicks off with Phillip Phillips on stage at 8 p.m. and Walk the Moon at 9:15 p.m. Guests will watch a video interlude about the Apollo 11 50th anniversary, followed by the Official Countdown presented by Reliant, at 9:56 p.m., the exact moment Neil Armstrong stepped on the Moon. Walk the Moon will return to the stage at 10 p.m. following the first steps countdown.

“Houston’s legacy is tied to many achievements in space exploration, and we’re excited to unite people across the globe to relive the historic Apollo 11 anniversary with us,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of Space Center Houston. “We are very thankful to JSC Federal Credit Union for helping us provide exceptional experiences marking the first lunar landing and to inspire people of all ages through the wonders of space exploration.”

“We are proud to partner with Space Center Houston to honor the outstanding achievements of space exploration and celebrate its rich history with the community, the world and the next generation of explorers,” said Brandon Michaels, president and CEO, JSC Federal Credit Union.

Apollo 11 anniversary celebration tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information about the activities and hours of operation during this special period.