Destination Moon
Opening in 2022


The Museum gratefully acknowledges those who have generously supported this gallery

Jeff Bezos

Apollo 11 Commemorative Coin Program

Joe Clark

Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund
for Arts and Sciences

Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell III Fund (at the St. Louis Community Foundation) and the JSM Charitable Trust

Wick and Bonnie Moorman

Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Gregory D. and Jennifer Walston Johnson

John and Susann Norton

Neil Webber

Barry D. Friedman

Leora and Derek Kaufman

FedEx Corporation
Milann H. Siegfried
Joan and Donald Beall
Hon. Linda Hall Daschle and Hon. Tom Daschle
Jamie and Kasey McJunkin
Robert Procop
Exhibition Preview

    This spacesuit was worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission, which landed the first man on the Moon on July 20, 1969. It was conserved thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015 to conserve, digitize and display the suit in time for the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar orbit.

    NASA GRIN #GPN-2001-000013

    One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin's bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

    NASA GRIN #GPN-2001-000014

    Lisa Young, objects conservator at the Museum, works on Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit in the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory.

    Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit on display in a state-of-the-art case in the Museum's Wright Brothers gallery.

Behind the Scenes

"Destination Moon" Gallery