Purdue University is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing — a giant leap for mankind and a seminal moment in human history. Purdue will host a variety of campus events July 18-20, including talks by NASA flight directors, activities for children and the release of a new Neil Armstrong documentary. See below for details.

Book signing/sales and author meet and greets

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Saturday, July 20 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center


Book signing/sales and author meet and greets

Featuring George Leopold (author of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom), John Norberg (co-author of Spacewalker), Susan Gunderson (co-author of Becoming a Spacewalker) and Tim Harmon (No Second Chance). The event will be located in the lobby outside of Loeb Playhouse and book will be available for purchase onsite (cash or check preferred). 

Parking available in the Grant Street (PGG) and Northwestern Street (PGNW) garages. See campus map

To view a full list of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary events, visit