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Apollo 50 Festival

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 19, 2019

An event every 2 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 20, 2019

Man on the Moon

Join the National Air and Space Museum and NASA for the Apollo 50 Festival on the National Mall, an outdoor celebration of the first Moon landing. The Festival will take place on the Mall between 4th Street and 7th Street.

At the Apollo 50 Festival’s stage and 20 tented display’s visitors can enjoy: Hands-on exhibits and activities from exhibitors like NASA, Boeing, Raytheon, The LEGO Group, and PBS’s Ready Jet Go! (map below); Live performances on stage by Ready, Jet, Go! featuring costumed characters; Exciting speakers including Adam Savage, NASA scientists, Museum experts, and more

Thursday, July 18

10:00 am: Ready Jet Go! performance
11:00 am: Preparing Astronauts for Science on the Moon and Mars” with NASA’s Kelsy Young
11:30 am: “The Oceans on Earth” with NASA’s Laura Loenzoni
12:00 pm: “The Artemis Program” with NASA’s Marshall Smith
12:30 pm: “Past, Present, and Future Lunar Exploration” with NASA’s Noah Petro
1:00 pm: “STEM Magic Show” presented by Raytheon and the Children’s Science Center
1:30 pm: Museum programming
2:00 pm: Ready Jet Go! Performance
3:30 pm: “Robots in Space” presented by Dr. Ben Reed

Friday, July 19

11:00 am: Discover the Moon Day featuring Alex Morgan, Paul Fjeldt, and Marv Rosenberg
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Broadcast of NASA TV’s Live Apollo 50th Anniversary show

Saturday, July 20

10:00 am: Ready Jet Go! performance
11:00 am: “Space Journalism: From Apollo to the Future” featuring Emre Kelly, Florida Today; Ray Soto, USA Today, and Teasel Muir-Harmony, National Air and Space Museum
11:30 am: “Project Egress” discussion featuring Adam Savage
12:00 pm: “Frozen Water in the Lunar Craters” with NASA’s Dr. Jim Green
12:30 pm: “Benefits of the International Space Station” featuring NASA’s Tara Rutley
1:00 pm: “Lunar Science” presented by NASA’s Barbara Cohen
1:30 pm: “From Moon Rocks to Mars Rocks: Lessons from Apollo for the Red Planet” featuring NASA’s Dr. David Beaty
2:00 pm: “Earth Science from Space” presented by Sandra Cauffman
2:30 pm: “A Day in the Life of a Space Engineer” panel presented by Raytheon
3:00 pm: Ready Jet Go! Performance
4:00 pm: “Planetary Exploration” featuring NASA’s Bobak Ferdowsi and the Museum’s Emily Martin
4:30 pm: “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” panel about the Museum’s Saturn V projection
5:00 pm: LEGO “Rocket Building Challenge” Awards Ceremony
5:30 pm: Museum programming
6:00 pm: Ready Jet Go! performance
7:00 pm: Museum programming


Apollo 50 Festival Map


July 18, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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National Mall
12th street and Jefferson Drive DC United States + Google Map

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