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Apollo at 50

Half a century has passed since humans first set foot on the Moon. Remarkably, the achievements of Project Apollo remain unmatched: no nation or organization has yet to return humans to the lunar surface or even to orbit above it. It was a singular achievement.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the landing of the Apollo 11 crew, The Planetary Society will dig deep into its archives, release special content, provide new data and analysis, and ask our members to share their stories of the greatest feat of exploration in history.

Return to this page regularly over the next few months to find new resources, media, and stories about Apollo as we look back on humanity's first small step into the cosmos.

Apollo 50th Anniversary Pages

We're celebrating each Apollo mission's 50th launch anniversary with a brand new mission pages.

Share Your Apollo Story

Where were you when you saw the one small step? Perhaps you watched it on live TV, or remember when you first learned that people had walked on the Moon before you were born.

The Planetary Society is collecting stories from its members about what Apollo means to them, through the prism of their personal experience.

Email Us Your Apollo Story

"As we leave the Moon [...] we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."

—Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the Moon, 1972

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