An Exploration of the Space Program
It’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but do you really know how we got there? In its only west coast appearance, Destination Moon tells the story of the space race and everything that went into those first steps. This exhibition includes original objects from the Apollo 11 mission, not least Columbia, the spacecraft responsible for bringing the three Apollo 11 astronauts from Earth to the moon and back again.
Star Trek this is not: it’s hard to believe the clunky mechanics of this early equipment powered us so far into space. There are also one-of-a-kind artifacts from NASA and the Smithsonian, memorabilia from American and Russian spaceflights, and actual spacesuits.
The Museum of Flight, which hosts the exhibition, is the largest museum dedicated to flight in the world. Their 15-acre campus, set in the original Boeing factory, hosts lots of simulators and aircrafts.