President Kennedy speaking at Rice
JFK 60th anniversary

60 years ago, JFK’s speech invoked America’s pioneering spirit that established our leadership in space.

This anniversary reaffirms America’s commitment to deep space exploration, sustained human transportation and habitation, infrastructure, operations and science.

Lunar surface Astronaut and Rice Eagle

Anniversary Celebration Events:
Sep. 10 - 12

Sept. 10 - Commemorative Football Game
10 am to 6 pm (CDT) – NASA and industry exhibits open for “Tailgate Owly,” including a NASA pavilion and the International Space Station mobile exhibit experience open from 3:30 pm to 6 pm (CDT)

6:30 pm (CDT) – Commemorative football game recognizing NASA: Rice vs. McNeese State

Sept. 11 – Community Day
11 am to 4 pm (CDT) – NASA and industry exhibits open to the public; exhibits will be at Robert L. Waltrip Training Center adjacent to Rice Stadium

Sept. 12 – Flagship Event at Rice University
11 am to 12 pm (CDT) – JFK flagship event

10 am to 2 pm (CDT) – NASA and industry exhibits open to the public

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Astronaut and Rice Eagle
Lunar surface

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

Lunar surface

Now is the time to celebrate our past, reaffirm our nation’s commitment to push the frontiers of deep space exploration, highlight the space economy, and leverage the diversity of our people.

Connect with local museums, schools and communities as they virtually join the JFK 60th anniversary.

Join us virtually September 12 at 10 am CDT.

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