Half a Million Miles to the Moon & Back: Apollo 11’s Anniversary Tour
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission is a Smithsonian traveling exhibition that brings the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia to four cities – its first national tour since 1970/71. The exhibition also includes one-of-a-kind artifacts from this historic mission, the first to land men on the Moon.
FedEx Custom Critical is donating transportation of the Apollo 11 Command Module, along with the other exhibition artifacts, like astronauts’ star charts, survival kits, Buzz Aldrin’s helmet, and more. A team of experts prepared and shipped the items, relying on precision tracking, temperature and humidity control.
50 years after traveling over half a million miles to the Moon and back, Apollo 11 is putting in another 5,000+ miles in its anniversary tour.
The tour helps to set the stage for the unveiling of a completely reimagined permanent gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Destination Moon, scheduled to open in 2021.
Tour Locations and Information
Space Center Houston | Oct. 14, 2017 – March 18, 2018
Saint Louis Science Center | April 14 – Sept. 3, 2018 (Currently on display!)
Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh | Sept. 29, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2019
The Museum of Flight, Seattle | March 16 – Sept. 2, 2019
Transportation services for Destination Moon were donated by FedEx through our FedEx Cares program. Whether it’s rare artifacts, traveling museum exhibits, or endangered animals to support conservation, we do more than deliver — we deliver for good.
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