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.

Past, Present, Future NASA Flight Director Panel

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Saturday, July 20 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Loeb Playhouse (Stewart Center)


Past, Present, Future NASA Flight Director Panel

Featuring Purdue alumni panelists: Allison Bolinger (future), Marcos Flores (future), Gary Horlacher (present), and Wayne Hale (past). Moderated by past flight director Tomas Gonzalez-Torres.

The event is free but a ticket is required for admission. 

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