376713 20: (FILE PHOTO) The deployment of scientific experiments by Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr. is photographed by Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Man's first landing on the Moon occurred July 20, 1969 as Lunar Module "Eagle" touched down gently on the Sea of Tranquility on the east side of the Moon. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Landing on the moon!

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission, which landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969.  Astronaut Neil Armstrong made history taking the first steps on the moon.  Remember his famous quote “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  Here are some fun bay area celebrations to remember this historic mission.

The USS Hornet in Alameda picked up the Apollo 11 crew when they landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24th, 1969 after this historic mission.  They are hosting a week full of events including big celebrations this weekend.

Click here for Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebrations on the USS Hornet in Alameda.


See newly restored footage of the moon landing and hang out under the 16 foot sculpture of the moon at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.  Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with extended hours from 10am – midnight.

Click here for information on the Exploratorium’s Apollo 11 Celebration.


Chabot Center in Oakland  is hosting all kinds of events to celebrate the moon landing in July.  Click here for the Chabot Center.


The Tech Interactive in San Jose has a great cinematic tribute to the Apollo 11. Click here for Tech Interactive.


 (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)


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