Plaque, Apollo 11, Replica


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This flat commemorative plaque replicates the curved plaque of the same design left on the Moon in July 1969 wrapped around the rounded leg of the Apollo 11 lunar module, "Eagle." Because the design of the lunar module meant that its base would be left on the Moon after the astronauts left, putting a plaque on the vehicle's leg created a permanent memorial on that spot. The Apollo 11 mission, with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, was the first human landing on the Moon.

The plaque was accessioned into the collection of the National Air and Space Museum in 2009.

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Credit Line

Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Aluminum
  • Coating
  • Synthetic
  • Paper


3-D: 22.2 × 18.1 × 0.2cm (8 3/4 × 7 1/8 × 1/16 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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