U.S. Navy officials will open a time capsule this week that was buried 24 years ago during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of Naval Air Station Moffett Field.

WHAT: An opportunity to attend a ceremony featuring the opening of a time capsule buried at the former Naval Air Station Moffett Field, now part of NASA Ames Research Center. The time capsule was buried at the Shenandoah Memorial in 1983, during a festive celebration of the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the Navy base. The festivities included a huge party and air show, as well as a dinner/dance in historic Hangar One, attended by more than 3,200 people, including many senior officials from NASA, the U.S. Navy and local community leaders. As part of the celebration, the officials buried a variety of significant memorabilia from the occasion in a cylindrical shipping container in Shenandoah Plaza in what is now NASA Research Park. The container, or time capsule, was to be opened 24 years later in 2007.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Shenandoah Plaza, at the Shenandoah Memorial located on South Akron Road.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. PDT.