Houston Astros Wear Apollo 11 Caps for 50th Anniversary

That’s one great cap for a team…

The Houston Astros will recognize the 50th anniversary of the first humans to land on the moon on Monday night when they wear special caps featuring the insignia of that historic Apollo 11 space mission during their game against the Oakland Athletics.

On the front of the cap is the badge worn by the astronauts on that mission, it shows the surface of the moon with a bald eagle flying to represent the United States, the eagle is clutching an olive branch in recognition of their peaceful mission. The planet Earth is visible in the sky far off in the distance. The logo for the mission was designed by Apollo 11’s command module pilot Michael Collins, who apparently could do it all.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Collins landed on the moon, Armstrong and Aldrin were the two on that flight to step foot on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 was the first of six successful manned moon landings to take place over the course of the next three years; no person has walked on the moon since Eugene Cernan departed along with Apollo 17 on December 14, 1972.

The Houston Astros had previously recognised the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, ten years ago on July 20, 2009 the team wore a similar cap design (along with their previous uniform style) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Astros wearing Apollo 11 caps for the 40th anniversary – July 20, 2009

NOTE: This story has been corrected since it was originally posted, previously it read the Astros would wear the caps on July 20, 2019. They will actually be worn on July 22, 2019.