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Jul 10, 2019

Apollo 11 Saturn V Event

     Alabama is home to a full scale Saturn 5 rocket in Huntsville, but a digital image of the 363-foot Saturn V rocket will be digitally projected onto the Washington Monument this month.

‘Apollo 50: Go for the Moon’ is a free-admission, large-scale public event across two evenings and an unmissable opportunity to see the Washington Monument transformed with a brand new projection-mapping artwork that will combine archive footage and bespoke animations to tell the remarkable story of the first lunar landing for an audience of thousands, watching on from the National Mall. Using cutting-edge technology, a 17-minute animated artwork will be projected onto Washington’s iconic obelisk and surrounding screens. The artwork celebrates the hundreds and thousands of people who worked tirelessly to make this extraordinary mission possible. Their dedication along with those of their successors have allowed remarkable advancements in space exploration over the past fifty years, giving truth to the statement that: the sky is no longer the limit.

Artist’s rendering of the Washington Monument projection of a Saturn V rocket that will take place next week
(Illustration: Fifty Nine Productions/Smithsonian Air and Space Museum)
The projection wil take place July 16, 17, and 18 from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm, but a show titled “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon,” will take place on July 19 and 20, and shows will run at 9:30 pm, 10:30 pm, and 11:30 pm.

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