This summer, 13 July 2019 – 01 September, celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 at the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space – the National Space Centre.
Get up close to real Moon rocks, design your own mission patch, discover the hidden figures of the Apollo program and watch the first lunar landing ‘as live’.
Fifty years after humankind took that one small step onto the lunar surface the National Space Centre is taking you back to the Moon. Join the Centre’s Mission Commanders for an immersive celebration of the Apollo 11 50th anniversary.
There are a wide range of hands on activities for you to get involved in. Every Apollo mission had its own iconic mission patch. Design your own to take home. Thanks to the Science and Technology Facilities Council UK, you can get up close with some real lunar samples. Discover the hidden figures who made the Moon landing possible. From nurses to geologists, there were many experts involved in the Apollo space programme.
Did you watch the lunar landings live in 1969? This is your opportunity to relive the moment or see it for the first time “as live” with our experts help. Live narration and original NASA film footage bring this iconic moment in history to life.
When you buy a day ticket, you receive ONE free planetarium show including a chance to see CAPCOM GO!, an immersive fulldome show celebrating the Apollo Space program. Take a seat in the UKs largest Planetarium to see this brand-new show. Produced by the National Space Centre based multi award-winning fulldome show producers, NSC Creative, CAPCOM GO! showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
It will introduce a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future. (suitable for 5+)
On 20 July only, discover the story of Hasselblad in Space. To help mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings, the team from Hasselblad will tell the story of how a Hasselblad came to be the first camera on the Moon; capturing the iconic images of the Apollo 11 astronauts taking their first ‘small steps’ on the lunar surface.