Air and Space Museum celebrates 40th with new exhibit
Jun. 27, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is opening its newly renovated Milestones of Flight gallery to the public.
The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/290ZD5f) that starting Tuesday, visitors can see the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall, which now has a huge interactive touch-screen display, revamped artifacts labels, the USS Enterprise from Star Trek and a lunar module like the one in the 1969 moon landing.
Space artifacts curator Allan Needell says he hopes the lunar module replica can become the museum's iconic image. It's an exact copy of the lunar lander that was abandoned on the moon.
To celebrate the Air and Space Museum's 40th birthday, the museum is staying open all night Friday. Visitors can stargaze in the observatory, go on scavenger hunts and watch space-themed movies.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com