Lobby Display: the Apollo Missions

Madeleine the Mannequin models our space suit.

Our current lobby displays celebrate the Apollo Moon Missions, which took humans to their first off-Earth landing 50 years ago.

Do your kids know who the first human on the Moon was? Do you know how small the space was that housed two astronauts in the Lunar Landing Module? (Spoiler alert: claustrophobic space travelers need not apply!)

Could you describe the complex systems of the Saturn V rocket, Apollo capsule, and Lunar Lander using only the 1,000 most common English words? (Author Randall Munroe has, and the result is pretty entertaining.)

Next time you visit the Planetarium, allow a few extra minutes to check out our displays … including some interactive ones that kids are welcome to try out.

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