Located just 20 miles southwest of Houston, Sugar Land boasts a vibrant setting with flourishing businesses, friendly people, first-class medical facilities, dynamic shopping and more. At the heart of this bustling city is Sugar Land Town Square. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, SGTS invites the community to celebrate in the Plaza on Saturday, July 20th!
The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary party includes a special pre-recorded video message from the International Space Station and a short documentary recounting the historic moon landing and Houston’s role in the historic event.
Activities will include a screening of the classic movie E.T., a ‘moonwalk’, a peek into space, and so much more.
During the peek into space, guests will be guided by volunteers from The George Observatory.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth.
Apollo was one of, if not the, greatest achievement of the 20th century. Humans remember this moment not only for arriving at the moon but also for leaving this planet. Additionally, the legacy of Apollo arguably kick-started the environmental movement, after photos of Earth taken from space showed a fragile orb surrounded by utter darkness.
The 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Celebration at Sugar Land Town Square is a family-friendly event that is suitable for all ages. Best of all, it’s free! Bring your family and friends to Sugar Land this weekend to celebrate this historic achievement in style!
Our team at Barringer Square Apartments in Webster, Texas recognizes the truth in this old saying: variety is the spice of life! Spice up your weekly routine by making plans to attend this event on Saturday.
Saturday, July 20, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Sugar Land Town Square
2711 Plaza Drive
Sugar Land, Texas 77479