In 1969 Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man” during the Apollo 11 mission. More than fifty years later, humanity is headed back to the Moon.
NASA’s Artemis Program will land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface and set up a permanent presence in orbit. Using what we learn on the Moon will help us take the next giant leap in exploration: Mars.
People have not landed on the Moon since 1972 with the Apollo Program. While we know a lot about our closest neighbor, there is still much to learn.
This exhibit includes the following featured artifact:
The Lunar Module (LM) – originally called the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) and still pronounced “lem” after the name was changed – was the spacecraft that allowed the Apollo astronauts to land on the Moon.
What you can expect:
Why go back to the Moon?
Learn about the new era of lunar exploration and how returning to the moon could benefit us all.
The Future of the Moon
Could Space Tourism be possible in the future? What about a space station that orbits the moon?
Space Launch System
Come take a look at NASA's newest rocket - the Space Launch System (SLS)