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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon

The Intrepid Museum–home of the space shuttle Enterprise—is thrilled to host Apollo: When We Went to the Moon. This special exhibition, opening on March 26, 2024, unpacks the history of the Apollo program and sets the stage for NASA’s current Moon to Mars campaign.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon will be presented in the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion. Using interactive media, photographs, and rarely-seen artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® archives, the exhibition explores the people, technology and world events that defined this pivotal moment in the Space Race. Apollo: When We Went to the Moon reveals the forces that pushed the United States and the Soviet Union to sacrifice man and machine in order to be the first on the Moon.

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon at the Intrepid Museum has been partially funded thanks to generous support from Greg Olsen.

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Telling the Story of Human Space Flight

Apollo: When We Went to the Moon provides historical context to the colossal innovations of the Apollo program and NASA’s subsequent projects, shedding light on space exploration’s profound technological and cultural impacts. 

After World War II, an intense rivalry formed between the United States and the Soviet Union igniting the Space Race. Both countries had one prime objective: to put the first humans on the Moon. On July 20, 1969, the United States won the race. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. This achievement transformed humanity’s understanding of our world and our potential to reach beyond its boundaries.

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Apollo: When We Went to the Moon is a touring exhibition co-produced by U.S. Space & Rocket Center® and Flying Fish. Elements of the exhibit will be enhanced by the Intrepid Museum’s own collection and curatorial team.

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