Mankind has dreamt of reaching the moon for centuries, and on July 20th, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon for the first time.
“One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind”
The Apollo Program took more than four hundred thousand people to achieve an impossible dream. Over a billion people from all over the world gathered to share this moment in history.
Fifty years ago in 1969, man landed on the moon. It was perhaps the only moment in history when all human beings were united in a sense of collective wonder and awe, as they witnessed the memory of a lifetime. The landing was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience.
When people work towards a common goal incredible things happen. ‘The People’s Moon’ is a global project that will unite people on a massive scale in the same way it did all those years ago – through pictures and stories culminating in a giant artwork, a photo mosaic revealing a giant historical iconic image that everybody will love, recognise and learn from.
THE APOLLO 50TH GALA
Saturday July 20th – Kennedy Space Center
An awe-inspiring gala event held under the Apollo Saturn V Rocket at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to kick-off a 12-month celebration of 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 21st, join astronauts from across the Apollo Era to modern-day space programs as we celebrate a magnificent period in space exploration history. Hear how astronauts prepared for their flight and overcame the many challenges in reach of the moon.
Together the Aldrin Family Foundation and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation are raising crucial funds to build education, award scholarships, and increase the awareness of human space exploration on a global basis.