LOOK: Astros commemorate Apollo 11 for 50th anniversary

By Matt Johnson
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On the 50th anniversary of an iconic moment for the United States with unique ties to Houston, the Houston Astros are set to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing in a special way during their weekend series against the Texas Rangers.

The Astros have placed special plaques on each base at Minute Maid Park, with quotes from the astronauts on the historic mission that all started in Houston and shaped the entire country for decades to come.

While there will certainly be some great commemorations to the special anniversary of an important moment for the U.S., it’s even nicer to see the Astros commemorate the day given the special importance to the city.