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 or in training.

Posted: 25 June 2010
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