Space City Splashdown: Celebrate Apollo 11's return to Earth at Space Center Houston

We're marking the 50th anniversary of splashdown.

HOUSTON – Space Center Houston will hold a splashdown party Wednesday night to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 astronauts' return to Earth.

The 1960's-themed party will feature live music, interactive exhibits and activities, and an extensive collection of Apollo-era artifacts.

The FAB 5, a Beatles tribute band, will perform.

Food and beverages are available for purchase.

The event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The price is included with a general admission ticket.

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Here's the schedule:

  • 6 p.m.  THE FAB 5 starts performing on stage in Astronaut Gallery
  • 6 p.m.   Special Presentation by Jim Oberg in Mission Briefing Center (45 minutes)
  • 7 p.m.    Special Presentation by Dr. John Charles and Judy Hayes in Mission Briefing Center (1 hour) 
  • 8 p.m.    Stargazing at Independence Plaza
  • 8:15 p.m.    Splashdown displayed on Mission Mars screen 
  • 9:45 p.m.   THE FAB 5 ends
  • 10 p.m.    Event concludes