Moon Landing 50th Anniversary - Apollo 11

Credit: NASA Johnson Space Center

During the Apollo program of the 1960s and '70s, NASA sent nine missions to the Moon. Six of them landed astronauts safely on the surface, the only times humans have visited another world. 

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969  as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. 

Special websites for Apollo's 50th Anniversary

NASA Moon and Apollo program online resources

What Was the Apollo Program?

Hands-on activities

Online Workshops for educators

Planning your anniversary event

Volunteer and staff orientation slides

  • NISE Network overview slides to familiarize volunteers and staff about the Moon landing, Apollo missions, and ongoing lunar scientific research  COMING SOON 

Downloadable anniversary logos 

Photos and images of the Moon


Multimedia and interactive resources

  • Moon Trek: Explore all the details of the Moon, generate 3D printed models of the landscape, and download the highest resolution images available
  • NASA's Eyes on the Solar System: Explore our solar system including our Moon!  Using real trajectory data you can recreate famous moments in solar system exploration, or preview exciting adventures yet to come.
  • Explore landing sites and geography of the moon:


NASA Visualizations of the Moon and Apollo program

Historical Image and Videos Collections of the Apollo program

Student challenge - Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge

  • Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge (ANGLeS Challenge)
    Open to students in grades 5-12 across the United States and territories, the event challenges student teams to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing using a drone and a LEGO Mindstorm robot.

3D printing resources

Library resources