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Lunar captain

Description: The race to space captured America’s imagination during the 1960s and early 1970s. Inspired by the Apollo program’s command and lunar modules, this toy allowed kids to recreate Apollo 11’s first lunar landing on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin landed on the moon in the lunar module, while Michael Collins monitored from orbit in the command module. The Apollo crews carried out many experiments and took thousands of photographs that greatly contributed to our knowledge of the moon.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Toys
Space toys
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Moon -- Exploration
Space flight to the moon
Nineteen sixties
Nineteen seventies
Project Apollo (U.S.)

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