Space Program on Display at New Capitol Visitor Center

Space Program on Display at New Capitol Visitor Center

Thanks to Brendan Curry of the Space Foundation for the following info about the space exhibit at the new Capitol Visitor Center on Capitol Hill. Perhaps a place to visit this Memorial Day weekend!

“The new Capitol Visitors Center is a museum about Congress and what its duties are etc. One large marble exhibit touts Congress’ power to promote science. Under it is the sole heading ‘exploration’.

There are 2 glass cases. One is a series of official records from the Lewis and Clarke expedition. The other, I’m so proud to say, is about space.

In the glass enclosure about space are 3 items:

#1 The final edited draft message to Congress from which JFK gave his famous moon speech.

#2 There is the USAF lunar reference mosaic that helped NASA pick landing locations.

#3 Finally a manuscript of the comms b/w Apollo 11 and mission control during the successful touchdown on the lunar surface.

It was pretty cool to see space singled out as such a notable endeavor that it was worthy of special attention in the CVC.”

User Comments has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the comments and to remove any materials it deems inappropriate.  We do not post comments that include links to other websites since we have no control over that content nor can we verify the security of such links.