Destination Moon

Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston


Past Event
$24.95 to $36

Location Info:

Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Road 1 (20 miles south of downtown
Houston, TX  77058
For eons the moon has loomed in the evening sky, beckoning poets, dreamers, and the scientists and astronauts of NASA’s Apollo program who landed there in 1969. For “Destination Moon,” Space Center Houston and partners the National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, or SITES, welcome the landing module from Apollo 11 — the mission that coined the immortal phrase “the eagle has landed” — for the first of four stops on a tour that marks its first time leaving the Smithsonian since 1971. Related artifacts on display include Buzz Aldrin’s visor and gloves, Michael Collins’ Chronograph watch, and a spaceman survival kit with a wicked-looking knife. Already permanent home to the module from Apollo 17, the program’s final mission, now the Smithsonian-affiliated nonprofit has a matching set. “The [new] exhibit gives our guests the chance to experience the historic bookends to humanity’s only visits to the moon,” says Meridyth Moore, Space Center Houston’s public relations specialist.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Continuing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; see website for extended holiday hours. October 14 through March 18. 1601 East NASA Parkway. For information, call 281-244-2100 or visit $24.95 to $36.


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