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Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Statues Coming to a Ballpark Near You

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is bringing a piece of history to MLB ballparks across the country this summer with "Apollo at the Park".   Is your hometown stadium on the list?

 

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle landed in the Sea of Tranquility, and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins stepped foot on the Moon for the first time.   

 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic event, the Air and Space Museum is bringing replica statues of Neil Armstrong’s iconic spacesuit to these 15 Major League ballparks:

 

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Houston Astros
  • Minnesota Twins
  • New York Yankees
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Washington Nationals

 

You can follow @airandspace on Twitter for updates on statue arrivals.

 

Fun Fact:  Did you know that a ballpark stadium seat is roughly the same size as the Apollo 11 capsule seat that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins sat in for 3 days on their journey to the moon?  And the Apollo 11 landing site, Tranquility Base, and the lunar area that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored is roughly the size of a baseball diamond!

 

Click here to read more about Apollo at the Park.

 

Images from https://airandspace.si.edu/apollo-park.

 

 

 

 

Topics: National Air and Space Museum

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