High Moon


Run: duration: 28 May to 5 October 2019

In July 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the Moon. Back then the Moon landing was seen as ‘mankind’s greatest adventure’. To mark the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, the Technisches Museum Wien is reviving this feat of engineering by showcasing its large-scale models from NASA’s Apollo program.
20% of humanity watched live on TV as Neil Armstrong took his first step onto the lunar surface. As part of a dedicated setting, visitors to the Technisches Museum Wien will have the opportunity to re-experience the space flight undertaken by Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, from the moment of the launch right through to the landing on the Moon and their return to Earth. On display alongside the Moon rock from the Apollo 11 Mission is an Austrian flag which astronauts had taken to the Moon. President Nixon had presented the flag to the Austrian Federal President Franz Jonas as a gift.
Also on show is a retrospective of the 1960s ‘space race’, the role women played at NASA, and the visit to the TMW by Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell in 1971. The TMW also looks at the prospects of another ‘space race’ to the Moon in the 2020s, with proposed plans to build an international lunar village.

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