Advisory: Announcement of the national tour of Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission”

What: 

Announcement of the national tour of Smithsonian traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission”

When: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Where: 

National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center     
Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar   
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway   
Chantilly, Va.

Who: 

J.R. “Jack” Dailey, John and Adrienne Mars Director, National Air and Space Museum  
David J. Skorton, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution 
Myriam Springuel, director, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service 
Michael Neufeld, curator of space history, National Air and Space Museum

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia will temporarily leave the Smithsonian for the first time in 46 years to begin a journey to museums across the country for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The exhibition, a partnership of the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the extraordinary achievement of man’s first step on the moon in 2019.

Key Smithsonian leadership will be available for interviews as well as curators, traveling exhibition project staff and representatives from the museums that will host the exhibition.

RSVP to mitchellac@si.edu or schommerj@si.edu.

 

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SI-81-2017

Media only  
Alison Mitchell 
(202) 633-2376 
mitchella@si.edu

Jennifer Schommer 
(202) 633-3121 
schommerj@si.edu



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