WHAT: Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
WHERE: Heinz History Center
WHEN: September 29, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Why You Should Go:
See 100 artifacts used by Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, including a survival kit, star charts and the “rock box” used to collect lunar samples. Hear mission control audio, see astronaut graffiti and discover Pittsburgher’s role in the groundbreaking mission.
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Command Module Columbia built by Pittsburgh-based North American Rockwell, a national treasure that hasn’t left the Smithsonian in 50 years.
Saturday’s “Blastoff Opening Day” will feature rocket launches, a mobile planetarium and presentations by spaceflight pioneers.