Celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

In July 1969, the entire world was captivated by watching this feat with its eyes fixed on the television

(Source: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex)

The countdown has begun! This July we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the launch of the historic Apollo 11 mission from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. This milestone in the history of space exploration not only marked an unprecedented technological advance, but also left an indelible mark on the memory of an entire generation.

Visitors will be able to relive the experience through the Apollo/Saturn V Center, which pays tribute to the people and machines who made the nearly impossible a reality, expanding our horizons beyond what we ever dreamed. This area offers a number of attractions commemorating the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Through interactive and exciting exhibits, you will immerse yourself in the wonder and excitement of great missions. You can access the Apollo/Saturn V Center via the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, included in your ticket.

Saturn V rocket
Walk under this impressive 111-meter-long giant, taller than the Statue of Liberty, which launched astronauts to the Moon. In addition to exploring an exhibition about its assembly and the 400,000 people who contributed to its construction.

road to the moon
Immerse yourself in a fascinating collection of exhibits and artifacts celebrating the milestones of the Apollo 7-10 missions and the technology that ensured the safety of astronauts on their journey to the Moon, covering an average distance of 384,600km. Explore a real command service module and interact with a timeline that illustrates the crucial steps to achieving this mission. Plus, you'll be able to examine up-close authentic artifacts from the early Apollo missions.

lunar landscape
Admire the spectacular display of the historic Apollo 11 mission, when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on the lunar surface. See the vehicle that served as shelter for the astronauts and transported them back to the ship after exploration was completed. Additionally, test your skills in three exciting interactive challenges, where you can learn about each component of the lunar module and the Apollo spacesuit.

Exploring the moon
Relive the global excitement of the moon landings through authentic artifacts and captivating exhibits highlighting the innovation of the missions. Walk on a projection of the lunar surface and see how your footprints are left behind. Also, you will have the opportunity to touch a real moon rock, brought to Earth from Apollo 17.

Lunar Theater
The entire world came to a standstill to witness the Apollo 11 landing mission. Here you can remember the exciting minutes before the first words spoken from the lunar surface: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Through a mix of 3D theatrical elements and audiovisual material, this theater recreates the events of that historic day in July 1969, where the Apollo astronauts share the memories of one of the most extraordinary human experiences: walking on the Moon.

Treasure Gallery
From medals to prototypes to training equipment, each piece tells the fascinating story of the astronauts who explored the Moon. This exhibit houses authentic artifacts from the Apollo lunar missions, such as the lunar dust-covered spacesuit worn by Alan Shepard and the Apollo 14 crew capsule.

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