Together We Choose

On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy rallied the nation behind our lunar quest with his iconic "We Choose to Go to the Moon" speech at Rice University. This moment helped usher in the space age as we now know it. As we look back at our past, and ahead to our next great leap, the National Air and Space Museum gathered aerospace ground breakers—scientists, historians, and astronauts from the Apollo-era to today's commercial crew—to commemorate this historic call to action.

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"Apollo 50: Go for the Moon" Full Show

Over 500,000 people joined us on the National Mall this July for the Apollo 50: Go For the Moon projection show on the Washington Monument. You can now relive this once-in-a-lifetime celebration in full. Go for the Moon captures the excitement of the first Moon landing and tells the story of the iconic Apollo 11 mission from launch to landing and beyond.

"Apollo 50: Go for the Moon" was commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum and produced by 59 Productions. Apollo 50 programming was made possible by the support of Boeing with additional support from Raytheon.

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The Spirit of Apollo

This special night at Washington National Cathedral celebrated the iconic Apollo 8 Christmas Eve broadcast from space with astronaut Jim Lovell and other special guests.

Apollo 50 programming was made possible by the support of Boeing with additional support from Raytheon.

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In Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins

David Rubenstein interviews Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins as part of the Museum's Apollo 50 Gala.

Apollo 50 programming was made possible by the support of Boeing with additional support from Raytheon.

Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz Reflects

At the Vice Admiral Donald D. Egen Flight Jacket Night, Apollo flight director Eugene Kranz discussed his distinguished career with NASA. Kranz played a critical role in many milestones in America’s space program, serving as flight director for Apollo 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, and 17.