Feb 22, 2017

Apollo Capsule Skips Huntsville.

     You'll have to travel to see the Apollo 11 space capsule that carried astronauts to the first moon landing. 
     Yes, it is going on tour for the first time in 40 years, but it's limited to four cities--Houston, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Seattle.
     That's a Nyet! to Huntsville, which played about as important a role in the mission as anywhere.



The NPR story lists the tour stops as this:

  • Space Center Houston — Oct. 14, 2017–March 18, 2018
  • St. Louis Science Center — April 14–Sept. 3, 2018
  • Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh — Sept. 29, 2018–Feb. 18, 2019
  • The Museum of Flight, Seattle — March 16–Sept. 2, 2019
NPR reports there were strict physical requirements for the locations selected because of the weight of the command module etc.

 

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