From 07/20/19 1:00 pm until 07/20/19 4:00 pm
At Rapid City Public Library Downtown
Dress up in your most retro-stylish duds and travel back in time! Relive the historic 1969 lunar landing with era-appropriate food, music and fun! Good vibes all around!
July 20, 1969 humankind took a giant leap into the future when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Fifty years later, experience the era that gave us Tang & Carrot Jell-O Salad!
Let’s Party Like Its 1969!
APOLLO 11 LANDING
The Apollo 11 lunar module landed at 4:18 p.m. EDT with only 30 seconds of fuel remaining. Astronaut Neil Armstrong radioed, 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.'
Armstrong later confirmed that landing was his biggest concern, saying 'the unknowns were rampant,' and 'there were just a thousand things to worry about.'
At 10:56 p.m. EDT Armstrong planted the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbed down the ladder and proclaimed, 'That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.'
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin joined him shortly, offering a simple but powerful description of the lunar surface, 'magnificent desolation.' They explored the surface of the Moon for two & a half hours, collecting samples & taking photographs, leaving behind an American flag, a patch honoring the fallen Apollo 1 crew, & a plaque on one of Eagle's legs that read, 'Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.'
Visit nasa.gov for more audio/visual of Apollo missions.