Lunar Exhibit Opening
Join us at AMSE for a celebration of our newest traveling exhibit, Apollo Redux; our newest poster exhibit, Destination Moon; and a special talk from Dr. Mark Littmann called “Footsteps: In Honor of the Apollo Moonflights.”
Apollo Redux is borrowed from the Cosmosphere and funded by a NASA Team II Grant. At the center of the exhibit is an authentic Apollo-era Mission Control back room console from Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX—the same consoles which helped Man get to the Moon. The console is part of an immersive, bilingual experience that highlights Mission Control responsibilities from the Space Race-era to the future.
Destination Moon, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and explore the birth and development of the American space program and the space race.
“Footsteps” is the story of how the Moon came to us and how we went to the Moon. It looks at how the Moon has changed over time, how it inspired folklore and fantasies and science fiction and science–and how, 50 years ago, astronauts walked on the Moon. The talk looks at what’s next in space travel and concludes with thoughts about the significance of the Apollo 11 mission. This talk will be presented from 6:30-7 pm.
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Poster Exhibition is based on a traveling exhibition of the same name, developed by the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is made possible by the support of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, Joe Clark, Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation, the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, John and Susann Norton, and Gregory D. and Jennifer Walston Johnson.