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Apollo 50 baseball field

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo at your Ballpark

LRO has a partnership with Minor League Baseball to bring Space Science to the ballpark. Here are some suggested resources to share NASA science with fans.


Below is a list of suggested resources for your event. Feel free to use the suggested activities however they will work best for you or search through some of the included NASA resources to find other materials resources to support your event.

If you use any of these resources at your ballparks, please let us know! In order to continue supporting projects and creating packages like this, it is important that we understand how it was used, what was helpful, and how many people were at your event. Please share that information with us through the survey link here.

For specialty jerseys and advertising, it is important that you understand the rules about using the NASA meatball logo.



Important Dates for Apollo 50th Anniversaries

Apollo 11

July 16 – 24, 1969 (50th anniversary: July 16 – 24, 2019) First humans to set foot on the Moon

Apollo 12

November 14 – 24, 1969 (November 14 – 24, 2019) Saturn V rocket was struck by lightning twice during launch Pieces of the Surveyor 3 probe were collected and returned to Earth for analysis

Apollo 13

April 11 – 17, 1970 (April 11 – 17, 2020) Farthest people have ever been from Earth! Moon landing aborted after an explosion in one of the oxygen tanks crippled the spacecraft during flight

Apollo 14

January 31 – February 9, 1971 (January 31 – February 9,2021) Lunar module landed in the Moon’s Fra Mauro formation (Apollo 13’s original target) Astronaut Stuart Roosa brought tree seeds with him on the journey, many of which are growing here on Earth today! Astronaut Alan Shepard, lunar golfer, hit two golf balls on the Moon at the end of Apollo 14’s last extravehicular activity

Apollo 15

July 26 – August 7, 1971 (July 26 – August 7, 2021) Improved technology allowed these astronauts to stay longer on the Moon, almost 3 days! First use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle, enabling longer traveling distances

Apollo 16

April 16 – 27, 1972 (April 16 – 27, 2022) Astronauts deployed and operated the first astronomical telescope on the Moon

Apollo 17

December 7 – 19, 1972 (December 7 – 19, 2022) Apollo program’s final launch First astronaut scientist to walk on the Moon – geologist Harrison ‘Jack’ Schmitt

Pre-game Activities

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apollo trivia link

In-game activities


  Lunar Lander activity

lunar landing game
  • Fans could be invited to compete in a contest at the ballpark, with points given for hitting the target, landing upright, or size of bounce

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Giveaways


Post-game activities

A great activity is to invite the local scientists to share their science with your fans to the park. Some scientists may want to bring their own activities or props to share. If you need help finding local scientists to attend your event, check our suggestions of where to look below.



Videos and Images

President Kennedy’s speech at RICE university
We are NASA
Collection of video from the Scientific Visualization Studio
We are NASA
"We Are NASA" Video
LROC link
Apollo landing sites and images from LRO’s cameras
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Space Stem Forum

NASA is frequently coming out with new visualizations to convey the discoveries made on the Earth and beyond!

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LRO SVS Visualizations
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"Moonlight (Clair de Lune)"
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Sharper Views of Apollo 12, 14, and 17 Sites

Additional Image Gallery Resources

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intstagram
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Places to look for in-person help

NASA logo Goddard Space Flight Center

CONTACT

NASA Official : John Keller
Web Curator : Jennifer Brill