Watch the recording of the build.

This July, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - the first time humankind set foot on the Moon. Join the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Adam Savage, and for a special build project to commemorate this historic event.

Using advanced 3D scans of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, captured by the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office, and original engineering drawings from the Smithsonian archives, Adam will construct a life-size replica of the command module hatch to exhibit at the Museum.

The hatch’s components are being fabricated using various mediums and techniques by 44 artists and fabrication shops. These components will come together during a live build at the Museum in DC on July 18. The build will start at 11 am and last into the afternoon. Watch the live stream here and on Facebook.

Want to build your own hatch? Visit to view the model in 3D, and then scroll down to download the .stl files and engineering drawings used by the Project Egress team. Post photos of your build and tag #ProjectEgress.

This program is part Apollo 50, a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions made possible by Boeing with additional support from Raytheon.

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How to attend

National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

6th St. and Independence Ave SW. Washington, DC 20560
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