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Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 11


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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 11

Collection Item Summary:

This Apollo 11 commemorative medal was designed by Paul Vincze and struck by Roger Reading & Smith in England. Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, and returned to Earth eight days later. It was the fifth human spaceflight in the program and the first to land humans on the Moon. Over 500 million people around the world watched Neil Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice as he took his historic first step on the Moon on July 20. Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin, Jr. were the other two astronauts.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the National Collection in 1972.

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National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Paul Vincze

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Becker


Silver medal in blue storage case.


3-D: 5.7cm (2 1/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United Kingdom



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