Friendswood to host month of Apollo 11 events

Friendswood Mayor and former astronaut Mike Foreman will chair the city's Apollo 11 Splashdown commemorative events.

Friendswood Mayor and former astronaut Mike Foreman will chair the city's Apollo 11 Splashdown commemorative events.

The city of Friendswood will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown with a number of events in the month of July, according to a press release. The event remembers the United States first moon landing.

Here are the events in Friendswood, according to a press release:

- July 4: Fourth of July parade, where roughly 15 astronauts will be involved.
- July 9: The Friendswood Public Library will host the Wives of Apollo 11 speaker panel.
- July 11: The Friendswood Public Library will host the Canadian and Langley Engineers speaker panel from 7-9 p.m.
- July 18: The Friendswood Public Library will host the Space Suits speaker panel from 7-9 p.m.
- July 23: The Apollo 11 documentary will be shown from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Friendswood Public Library.
- July 25: The Friendswood Public Library will host the Apollo Flight Control and Recovery speaker panel from 7-9 p.m.
- July 27: The Friendswood Splashdown event, to be located at Stevenson Park. The event will feature children's activities, including rocket launches, from 2:30-6:30 p.m.; a Classic Car Show from 4-6 p.m.; and a Concert in the Park, featuring The Beatles tribute band Fab 5 from 7-9 p.m.

Former astronaut and Mayor Mike Foreman and Council Member Sally Branson are the event chairs.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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