President's Message: Destination Moon -- The Apollo 11 Mission


In September 2018, the 'Smithsonian's home in Pittsburgh' will be the only venue east of the Mississippi to host Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.
The Destination Moon national tour will only visit four museums—all Smithsonian Affiliates—during the next two years while the National Air and Space Museum completes extensive renovations leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission in 2019. Along with dozens of artifacts from the Apollo mission, the exhibit's centerpiece is the Command Module Columbia, the crew's living quarters during the mission and the only part of the Apollo 11 spacecraft to return intact to Earth.
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