When it comes to marking special moments like the historic landing, Texas goes big.
In tribute to NASA and the 50th anniversary of the appollo 11 mission, here are five ways the milestone and the space program has been honored in the Lone Star State:
As you can imagine Houston has no shortage of tributes to the moon landing and NASA given its contributions and rightly so. H-town is home to Johnson Space Center, which opened in 1961, and the Space Center Museum.
But who doesn't remember the Astrodome, once touted as the "eighth wonder of the world"? When the stadium opened on April 9, 1965 - four years before Neil Armstrong would become the first person to walk on the moon - it was a big deal.
It was home to professional baseball, professional football, one of the world's largest rodeos and many concerts featuring the likes of Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and B.B. King.
And cue Astros fever!
The debut of the Astrodome led to the local baseball team - then the Colt .45s - to be re-christened with a new and lasting moniker: the Houston Astros. Go 'Stros!
The Major League Baseball Team played in the Astrodome until 2000 until moving to downtown Houston to play in Minute Maid Park.
The professional basketball team got its start in San Diego in 1967 but found its permanent home in Houston in 1971 — fitting considering it's home for NASA.
The team won back-to-back NBA championships in the 1990s.
AstroWorld amusement park
Kids rejoiced on June 1, 1968, with the opening of Astroworld in Houston.
Its proximity to the Astrodome — it was across the highway — and out-of-this-world rides, including the famous Texas Cyclone rollercoaster, made it a staple attraction for Houstonians and beyond. But in 1975 it was bought by Six Flags Entertainment and ultimately closed in 2005. It's now a parking lot for Reliant Park. #RIPAstroWorld
Streets named after astronauts
Besides Houston, El Paso is another Texas city that takes its love for NASA and its many astronauts to the next level.
There are more than two dozen streets named in various zip codes that pay tribute to astronauts like John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth.
Several streets are named for the astronauts killed in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. There's also Space Shuttle Lane, a nod to not only the Challenger but also Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour, Columbia and Enterprise.