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Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 11, Vienna Mint

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

Medal, Commemorative, Apollo 11, Vienna Mint

Collection Item Summary:

This Apollo 11 commemorative medal was struck by the Vienna Mint in Austria. 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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Becker

Materials

Sterling silver

Dimensions

3-D: 5.1cm (2 in.)

Country of Origin

Austria

Type

MEMORABILIA-Events

Inventory Number

A19731541000