‘Apollo 50: Go for the Moon’ was a once-in-a-lifetime public event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 voyage – the first moon landing and one of humankind’s greatest achievements.
The project was a first-of-its-kind collaboration between 59 Productions; The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum; and multi-award-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards).
“We choose to go to the Moon. 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.”
– President John F. Kennedy
‘Apollo 50: Go for the Moon’ was a free-admission, large-scale public event across two evenings and an unmissable opportunity to see the Washington Monument transformed with a brand new projection-mapping artwork combining archive footage and bespoke animations to tell the remarkable story of the first lunar landing for an audience of thousands, watching on from the National Mall. Using cutting-edge technology, a 17-minute animated artwork was projected onto Washington’s iconic obelisk and surrounding screens. The artwork celebrated the hundreds and thousands of people who worked tirelessly to make this extraordinary mission possible. Their dedication along with those of their successors have allowed remarkable advancements in space exploration over the past fifty years, giving truth to the statement that: the sky is no longer the limit.