This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place July 16, 1969. Large crowds are expected to arrive in Huntsville to celebrate this historic event. After all, the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the moon was designed in Huntsville at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Throughout the year, daily re-enactments of the historic moon landing will take place at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. On launch day, July 16, the center will try to break a Guinness World Record by launching 5,000 model rockets at 8:32 a.m. – the exact time the rocket engines ignited in 1969. The festivities will also include a car show, a homecoming parade, a street party, and more.
For those of you who’ve never been to Huntsville, take a look below.
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Listed below are seven amazing places to check out during your visit to Huntsville. Don’t forget to add them to your itinerary.
Have you ever visited Huntsville? If so, what did you think? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments. Also, where are some of your favorite places to visit in “The Rocket City?”
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