Race to the Moon... A Celebration with Space...
Join two of the finest Museums in our nation, SDASM and USS Midway, for a special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and honor our country's space legends -- the astronauts of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. Their accomplishment was in direct response to President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 call to reach the moon within the decade. They succeeded against all odds and in 2009 we celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 9, 10, 11 and 12. But it was the entire body of work, those three primary space programs, which accomplished so much that we will honor. Please see the website www.racetothemoonsd.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Apollo 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 will be represented!
Confirmed Astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz space programs:
- Scott Carpenter (Aurora 7)
- Tom Stafford (Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10, Apollo-Soyuz)
- Gene Cernan (Gemini 9, Apollo 10, Apollo 17)
- Dick Gordon (Gemini 11, Apollo 12)
- Buzz Aldrin (Gemini 12, Apollo 11)
- Walt Cunningham (Apollo 7)
- Bill Anders (Apollo 8)
- Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9)
- Alan Bean (Apollo 12, Skylab 3)
- Al Worden (Apollo 15)
- Charlie Duke (Apollo 16)
- Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17)
- More to come!