March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
The National Air and Space Museum holds approximately 17,000 space artifacts in its collection. More than 3,500 of those stem from the historic Apollo Moon landing effort, with 400 objects related specifically to the first successful lunar landing mission, Apollo 11. Curators in the Museum's Division of Space History are constantly acquiring information about objects in the collection and updating our records. Over the next few months, we will be concentrating on Apollo 11 artifacts in particular.
You can help! A selection of Apollo 11 objects and their current descriptions are viewable on this website. If you have personal experience with the objects, know or have heard something credible about them, or have a correction or suggestion you are willing to share, please let us know! We invite your comments and look forward to hearing from you.