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Apollo to the Moon

Apollo to the Moon

July 1, 1976 – Permanent

Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor, East Wing, Apollo to the Moon, Gallery 210

This gallery traces NASA's manned space program beginning with Project Mercury's Freedom 7 (5/5/61); then the Gemini Project (1965-66); followed by the Apollo Program (1967-1972), with Apollo 17 as the last manned exploration of the moon.

Highlights include:

  • Space flight time line, with photos of participating astronauts
  • Items and equipment used by astronauts during the Apollo Project
  • Space suits worn by Apollo astronauts on the moon
  • Information about the moon and selected lunar scenes showing Lunar Rover and astronauts at work
  • Saturn Booster—S-1C rocket propulsion system
  • Lunar Samples: 4 types of lunar soils and rocks
  • Apollo 16 telescope backup; the original, designed by George Carruthers, is on the moon
  • Touchable Moon Rock: a "gem" from the lunar surface, collected by Apollo astronauts

Related book: Falling to Earth: An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon

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