5 Artifacts of Apollo at NASM

Anna was recently in Washington, DC, for a conference related to her role as the Director of the Office Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at Chapman University. Once that work was finished, she headed directly to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) on the National Mall. We can’t go there too many times!

5 Artifacts of Apollo at NASM:

 

Lunar Module 2 was built for testing in low-Earth orbit but never flew and, instead, was used to measure potential impact of a Moon landing. LM-2 is now at the center of NASM's renovation of the spacious entry hall.
Lunar Module 2 was built for testing in low-Earth orbit but never flew and, instead, was used to measure potential impact of a Moon landing. LM-2 is now at the center of NASM’s renovation of the spacious entry hall.

 

Columbia, Command Module for Apollo 11
Columbia, Command Module for Apollo 11

 

Apollo 11 Sunglasses, donated by Astronaut Michael Collins

 

Who doesn't touch a Moon rock when she gets the chance?
Who doesn’t touch a Moon rock when she gets the chance?

 

"The Apollo command and service modules on display are test vehicles. The docking module that joins the two spacecraft is back-up flight hardware, and the Soyuz spacecraft is a full-scale model built by Energia Design Bureau, the organization that originally built the Soyuz." (NASM)
“The Apollo command and service modules on display are test vehicles. The docking module that joins the two spacecraft is back-up flight hardware, and the Soyuz spacecraft is a full-scale model built by Energia Design Bureau, the organization that originally built the Soyuz.” (NASM)

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