2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and at Sydney Festival 2019, there'll be a whole heap of ways to celebrate the occasion. As we commemorate the gents who first traipsed across the lunar surface, it's not a bad opportunity to think back on a few of the earlier Apollo missions. Remember Apollo 3, the unmanned mission to test whether or not NASA could successfully restart the ship's engines? Or Apollo 7, the first live TV broadcast from space? No, we don't either.
The truth is, during the space race, a whole bunch of people did a whole bunch of crazy things to pave the way for the Armstrong/Aldrin moonwalk. To recognise these lesser-known space odysseys, SydFest has commissioned 11 cosmos-themed works for Barangaroo. With a combination of sculpture, interactive installations and roaming performers, this is a great chance to delve into some of the leaps that made Neil's 'small step' possible 50 years ago.
Apollo 11 is part of Sydney Festival's dramatic and diverse 2019 program. Check out the full lineup here.