Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration at San Diego Air and Space Museum
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” a documentary produced by the Smithsonian Channel exclusively for Smithsonian affiliates, will air at the San Diego Air & Space Museum on July 20, exactly fifty years to the day of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’ historic mission to the Moon a half century ago.
The July 20 “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” event at the San Diego Air & Space Museum will be the only one of its kind in the Southwest Region on the exact 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon landing on July 20, 1969, the first time mankind set foot on the Moon.
“For hundreds of millions of people all over the world who watched this historic event on live television, the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969, was the day the Earth stood still,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. “July 20 will be a truly epic day as we commemorate one of the most famous days in the history of the world exactly fifty years to the day when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins traveled to the Moon. What better way and what better place to celebrate mankind’s most historic achievement than at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.”
On the day of the event, the Museum will be open during normal business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After closing briefly, the Museum will re-open at 6:00 p.m. for the special family-friendly Apollo 11 celebration.”The Day We Walked on the Moon” will be shown in the Pavilion of Flight at 8:30 p.m.