Celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Goddard Visitor Center during the annual Apollo Contest on Sunday, July 16, 2017, starting at 12:30 p.m. Attempt to land your model rocket on a “moon” target on the ground. Trophies and model rocket kit prizes will be awarded to the top youth and adult finishers. The contest promotes interest in space sciences among area students. This event also includes a narrated demonstration launch of historic space vehicle models.
The contest is free to enter. On-site registration is required on the day of the contest. You must bring your own model rocket and motors, or purchase them at the nearby Goddard Gift Shop. An awards ceremony will follow the contest. For more contest details, please call the Goddard Visitor Center at 301-286-8981.