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Frontiers Of Flight Museum Celebrates National Moon Day

The day celebrates Apollo 11’s moon landing in 1969

In celebration of the 55th Anniversary of National Moon Day, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will host its 16th Annual Moon Day event. 

In 1969, history was made and the world was forever changed when Apollo 11 became the first spaceflight to land humans on the Moon. This monumental achievement, celebrated as National Moon Day, marked the dawn of boundless possibilities for space exploration. Since 2009, the Frontiers of Flight Museum has commemorated this milestone with annual celebrations.

Join the museum on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an enriching and engaging day of space exploration, featuring interactive activities, unique exhibits and space-themed presentations for the entire community. 

“We are extremely proud to host our annual event to celebrate the past, present and future of space exploration, while inspiring the next generation of space explorers,” said CEO Abigail Erickson-Torres in an official statement. “It is the perfect day to explore the history and progress of space and aviation, in a fun and welcoming environment.”

For the first time, attendees of the 16th Annual Moon Day event will have an exclusive opportunity to view the “Legends of Space Innovation: David Clark Company” exhibition. This unique display features two rare prototype space suits and headsets designed by the David Clark Company, and will be available through Dec. 31, 2024. Additionally, a commissioned life-sized painting of 10 Apollo astronauts by Polish-born artist Maciej Maga, a Dallas resident for nearly 20 years, will be on display until Oct. 31, 2024.

The event will also feature a special keynote presentation from Colonel Gregory H. Johnson, retired US Air Force officer, aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut. He will share inspiring stories from his aviation and spaceflight experiences, including his time as pilot of the STS-123 Endeavour, a mission that included five spacewalks and traveled over 6 million miles in 15 days.

Additional highlights include a book signing by Jim Keyes, author of Education is Freedom: The Future is in Your Hands, over 20 exhibitors, seven speakers, autograph signings, educational hands-on activities, food trucks and music. Guest speakers will discuss topics ranging from “Pioneering the Path to the Moon” to “The Voyager Spacecraft: Humanity's Farthest Journey.”

Tickets to attend the 16th Annual Moon Day event are $15 for children and $20 for adults and are free for children two years of age and younger. To purchase tickets, learn more and view the complete schedule of activities, please visit

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