50 years after the moon landing

A milestone in history celebrates its anniversary

2019 has been all about the first moon landing. In keeping with our "Apollo and Beyond" space flight show, we are honouring the commemorable occasion at an event on Thursday, 30 May 2019 with Apollo 11 Capcom and Apollo 16 Moonwalker, Charlie Duke. Half a century ago, the first humans set foot on the moon. The Apollo 11 space flight with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins shaped generations and changed the world. Legend, myth and reality – till this day, the first moon landing has not only been part of many reports and theories, but also a source of inspiration for scientists and fantasists.

Celebrations are taking place worldwide for the anniversary of the first moon landing. The Technik Museum Speyer is also celebrating and is dedicating an event to the commemorable occasion on Thursday, 30 May 2019 with Apollo 11 Capcom/Apollo 16 Moonwalker Charlie Duke and the ESA astronaut team's new member, Matthias Maurer. Both astronauts will give talks and answer visitors' questions. The talk by Charlie Duke will be in English and the talk by Matthias Maurer will be in German. The event will start at 2:00 pm and will be held in the aerospace hall of the museum. The talks are included in the regular entrance fee and there are limited seats available (open seating). Due to time constraints, autograph and photo opportunities with the honorary guests are not scheduled.


  • 2:00 pm to 2:20 pm - Welcome 
  • 2.20 pm to 2.45 pm - "The Race to the Moon" talk by Gerhard Daum
  • 2.45 pm to 3.30 pm - Talk + Q&A "First Moon Landing and My Mission with Apollo 16" by Apollo 11 Capcom and Apollo 16 LMP Charlie Duke
  • 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm - Talk + Q&A "Future Moon Research" by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer
  • 4.20 pm to 4.45 pm - Panel with Charlie Duke and Matthias Maurer, moderated by Gerhard Daum
  • Approx. 5.00 pm - End of event

Ten years ago, we opened Europe's largest space exhibition which houses over 600 exhibits, including highlights such as the Soviet space shuttle BURAN, an original Soyuz landing capsule and a lunar landscape together with the lunar module, space suits and an original moonstone, which continue to inspire aerospace fans from all over the world. The exact programme details are currently being fine-tuned. Information relevant to the event will be available soon.

NOTE: Symposium on 29 May 2019 at the Technik Museum Speyer is only for expert audience who have registered beforehand. Organised by the Lilienthal-Oberth German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics. More information and contact at: http://50-jahre-mondlandung.de/