Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Edited from the museum’s exhibition description: On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission met President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the earth” before the end of the decade. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission contained artifacts that made the 953,000-mile journey possible.

Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated extravehicular helmet visor and thermal-insulated gloves with lunar instructions printed on the side.

Columbia command module, on display outside the National Air and Space Museum for the first time since 1976

It’s been years, maybe a decade, since I sat in an OMNIMAX® Theater. That seems like the right interval.