July 20, 2019

Apollo 11 anniversary celebration

Event Date: July 20, 2019
Time: All day
Priority: Yes
School or Program: Aeronautics and Astronautics
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the Moon, the highlight of the Apollo 11 mission.

Armstrong left his indelible footprint 14 years after he graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue, a university that provided not only the technical education Armstrong needed to achieve such giant leaps but also a socially enriching environment that led him to cherish his time at the school until his death in 2012. In 2019, Purdue celebrates the 50th year anniversary of Apollo 11, Armstrong’s considerable role in the mission, and the mark he made on the University.

A complete list of events is available on the Apollo 11 website.