50 Years from Tranquility Base

March 25, 2019 – Indefinitely

Checklist, Operations, Apollo 11, National Air and Space Museum, Donated by Mr. Michael Collins

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

1st Floor Concourse, across from the Space Race gallery Floor Plan

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, while their colleague Michael Collins orbited overhead. This case, installed for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, contains artifacts from that historic journey.

The exhibition case features a replica of the American flag erected on the Moon, as well as artifacts displayed in three groups:

  • Packing for the Moon
  • Learning From the Moon
  • Remembering the Moon

The case is on the 1st floor Concourse across from the Space Race gallery.