to connectVideoApollo 11: the Smithsonian and showcases the great moon landing artifacts
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a showcase of many of the amazing items from the epic quest.
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins showed that one-before-seen photos of the famous moon landing of crew members that he was “found at the bottom of the box.”
The picture shows phil Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and what appears to be a model of the earth’s Moon. Collins, the Apollo 11 Command Module pilot, and has signed the photo.
“The ship and its crew. Found this at the bottom of the box. Don’t think that it was ever used by @NASA,” Collins tweeted.
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The Apollo 11 astronaut, tweeted the image last week, using the hashtag #TBT for ‘Throwback Thursday.’ July 20, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
File photo – astronaut Michael Collins in Apollo spacesuit. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images/Getty Images)
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Collins remained in the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module, while his fellow crew of Armstrong and Aldrin’s famous down to the surface of the Moon in the Eagle Lunar Module.
File photo – a Photo of the pilot, and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 Command Module, practice and the docking hatch of removal from the CM simulator at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, June 28, 1969. Image courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
(Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
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The Columbia, the Command Module is now in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It is a part of “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” a traveling Smithsonian exhibition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle until the end of September. 2, 2019. The Command Module can be seen in the Smithsonian, in 2022, when the museum of the new route to the Moon exhibit will be open.
The descent stage of the Eagle Lunar Module remained on the Moon, and the Module ascent stage, carried Armstrong and Aldrin to return to the Columbia Command Module. After the astronauts safely docked with the Command Module, the ascent stage was jettisoned, and is programmed to crash into the Moon, according to the Smithsonian.
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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is a showcase of a wide variety of beautiful works of art on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. On the 16th of July, for example, the Museum will be a place in Neil Armstrong’s space suit on the screen.
Collins, an Air Force fighter pilot and test pilot, joined NASA in 1963 as part of the third group of astronauts. In addition to Apollo 11, he piloted the Gemini 10 mission in 1966. Even though Collins will never be the face of the Moon, and he has recorded a total of 266 hours in space during his two space flights, according to NASA.
Only 12 men, all Americans, have walked on the Moon.
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Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke, recently told Fox News that he would like to see more of the future generations of this ability to build on the incredible legacy of the Apollo program.
The duke was the 10th person to set foot on the lunar surface after the Apollo 16 lunar module, carrying him and his co-astronaut and John Young landed on the Moon April 20, 1972. In 36 years, 201 days old, he was the youngest person to walk on the Moon.
The duke, Aldrin, of Apollo 15, astronaut David Scott and Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, the last living human beings walked on the Moon.
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