Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind, open through March 1, 2020

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has opened the all-new interactive, special exhibit.

The originally-created, 360-degree virtual reality experience transports visitors to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, to see and hear Neil Armstrong’s “one giant leap for mankind.”

Artifacts and objects featured in the exhibit include:

  • NASA X-15 silver-gleaming pressure suit used to train Neil Armstrong and America’s first astronauts in the 1950s
  • Oval Office telephone that President Nixon used to call Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they explored on the lunar surface
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom Award presented to astronaut Michael Collins
  • President Nixon’s draft speech prepared in the event of a “moon disaster”
  • A moon rock from the lunar surface, acquired during the Apollo 11 mission
  • A 3-D printed, life-sized statue of Neil Armstrong in his spacesuit, as he climbed down the ladder of the Lunar Module on the moon
  • A giant, exact recreation of an Apollo mission command module

Visitors can sit in a 1969 American living room and watch the moon landing just like people all over the world did on the historic night 50 years ago.

Included with admission to the Nixon Library ($11-21).

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