Participate in a Global Rocket Launch on July 16, 2019

Calling all teachers, scout leaders, community leaders, families, friends, and rocket enthusiasts of all ages around the world! Wherever you are, we want you to join in the Apollo 11 launch 50th anniversary celebration with a rocket launch! The Global Launch is open to anyone who wants to participate, whether your group is large or small, or even a party of one.
model rocket launch

Join the Global Rocket Launch!

  • WHO: everyone with access to a model rocket, purchased or homemade
  • WHEN: 9:32 a.m. EDT (US) on July 16, 2019
  • WHERE: anywhere in the world
  • WHY: to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, at 9:32 a.m. EDT, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin on top of a Saturn V rocket. The launch of Apollo 11 brought the world closer together in a moment of celebration for mankind’s monumental achievement, and 50 years later, Huntsville and Space Camp want your help bringing the world together again to celebrate another awe-inspiring launch—YOUR launch! Join in the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch on July 16, 2019 by launching your own rocket! All types of rockets are welcome, and no launch is too small so start spreading the word and get ready to celebrate with a Global Rocket Launch!

Apollo 11 launch images
Photo Credit: NASA

As we countdown to the Global Launch, Space Camp will send you information about building your rocket, launching your rocket, and how to record your results and share them with the world. Along the way, Space Camp will also provide you with additional information about Apollo 11’s historic launch, the milestones that paved the way for the first lunar landing, as well as fun things to help you get ready for the biggest rocket launch across the planet!

Any type of rocket is welcome, and no launch is too small! So, whether you are launching a model rocket, one made from paper and a drinking straw or something in between, your launch counts towards the Global Launch.

On launch day, snap a picture or two to share with the whole world! Share public photos and video on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Be sure to include #GlobalRocketlaunch so your launch can be added to the global count. Tell the world who or what inspires you to launch toward your dreams!

model rocket launch image from Baltimore Sun
Photo Credit: Baltimore Sun

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