NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars with a live, two-hour television broadcast Friday, July 19.



On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lifted off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a journey to the Moon and into history. Four days later, while Collins orbited the Moon in the command module, Armstrong and Aldrin landed Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle, on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility, becoming the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface.


Highlights of events in which NASA is participating include


July 16 – Apollo 11 Launch Reflection at Pad 39A

7月16日重聚Apolo 11 39号发射台

lunch pad

Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins will reunite at the historic launch pad where Apollo 11 began its mission 50 years ago for a question-and-answer session with Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana, beginning at 9:15 a.m. EDT, followed by a visit the Launch Control Center and Firing Room 1 to connect with Apollo-era launch controllers and those who will launch the Artemis missions that are part of America’s Moon to Mars approach for human space exploration.

阿波罗11号宇航员巴兹·奥尔德林和迈克尔·柯林斯将在50年前阿波罗11号开始执行任务的历史性发射台重新团聚,与美国东部时间上午9:15开始与肯尼迪中心主任鲍勃卡巴纳进行问答,然后是参观发射控制中心和1号点火室,与阿波罗时代的发射控制器和那些将启动 Artemis 任务的人们联系,这些任务是美国月球到火星人类太空探索的一部分。

July 16 – World Record Model Rocket Launch Attempt
7月16日 - 世界纪录模型火箭发射

Model Rocket

At 8:32 a.m. CDT – the same time as the Apollo 11 mission lifted off from Florida 50 years ago – the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the official visitor center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, Alabama, will host a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for most model rockets launched simultaneously from a single location.

美国太空及火箭中心是美国宇航局马歇尔太空飞行中心的官方游客中心,位于阿拉巴马州亨茨维尔的美国太空与火箭中心将于与阿波罗11号任务50年前从佛罗里达州升空的同一天的上午8:32  同时发射多枚模型火箭,这一时刻将载入“吉尼斯世界记录大全 ”


July 18 to 20 – Apollo 50 on the National Mall

 7月18-20 - 国家广场上的阿波罗50号纪念活动

National MallNASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are hosting the Apollo 50 Festival, a free three-day event on the National Mall in Washington, July 18-20. The event will include exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and a host of fun activities for the entire family. NASA researchers, scientists and engineers will showcase NASA’s newest technologies and innovations that will take us forward to the Moon and on to Mars. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT July 18 and 19, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 20.

美国国家航空航天局和史密森尼国家航空航天博物馆将于7月18日至20日在华盛顿国家广场举办为期三天的免费活动 Apollo 50 Festival。活动将包括展览,演讲,演示和一系列有趣的活动,为整个家庭。美国宇航局的研究人员,科学家和工程师将展示美国宇航局的最新技术和创新,这些技术和创新将带领我们前往月球和火星。节日时间是上午9点到下午5点。美国东部时间7月18日和19日,上午9点至晚上8点, 20日。


July 19 – Dedication of U.S. Postal Service’s 1969 Moon Landing Stamp 

7月19日 - 美国邮政局1969年登月邮票盖纪念邮戳


The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and humanity’s first steps on the Moon with two Forever stamps. It will dedicate the stamps in a ceremony at 11 a.m. EDT at the Apollo/Saturn V Center of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The ceremony is open to the public with paid admission.


July 19 – NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future 

7月19日 - 美国宇航局的巨大飞跃:过去与未来


On July 19, NASA’s Giant Leaps: Past and Future will air 1 to 3 p.m. EDT on NASA TV and the agency’s website, and will be simulcast on the Discovery Science Channel. Hosted from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center, the show will salute the heroes of Apollo and discuss the agency’s future plans.

7月19日,NASA的巨大飞跃:“过去和未来” 将在下午1点到3点播出。美国国家航空航天局电视台和该机构的网站上的EDT,将在探索科学频道同时播出。该节目由该机构的肯尼迪航天中心主办,将向阿波罗的英雄们致敬并讨论该机构的未来计划。

At 3 p.m., NASA TV will air a special program, STEM Forward to the Moon, which will feature kids participating in Moon landing simulations at four partner museums across the nation.

下午3点,美国国家航空航天局电视台将播出一项特别节目,即STEM Forward to the Moon,该节目将邀请孩子参与模拟登月在四个合作伙伴博物馆进行。

Ongoing – Restored Apollo Mission Control Center
正在进行 - 恢复的阿波罗任务控制中心

Mission ControlIn celebration of the golden anniversary of the first landing, the Apollo Mission Control Center at Johnson has been restored to appear as it did in that era, ready to begin its new life as a source of learning and inspiration. Visitors to NASA can experience the restored control room as part of regular tours provided by Space Center Houston.