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.
Even though Casa Palmas Apartments in Pasadena, Texas provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Saturday, January 27, 2018—10:00 AM
Event Venue Location
Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Road 1
Houston, Texas 77058