Apollo 11 Command Module “Columbia,” 1969

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Earth’s moon. On July 16, 1969, Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched from Cape Kennedy atop a Saturn V rocket. The Apollo 11 Command Module, ‘Columbia,” was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of… Continue reading Apollo 11 Command Module “Columbia,” 1969

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June 25, 1971

The National Air and Space Museum’s “Apollo 11 Moon Landing” exhibition opens in the Arts and Industries Building. The exhibition contains items connected with Apollo program space flights, including a “lunar rock box,” lunar space suits, a lunar landing module identical to those used in the Apollo program, and other devices used on actual flights… Continue reading June 25, 1971

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