This spacecraft was used to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface of the Moon and back during the Apollo missions. The lunar module was designed to operate exclusively in space and is the only crewed vehicle to land anywhere beyond Earth.
All six lunar touchdowns, beginning with Apollo 11 in 1969 and culminating with Apollo 17 in 1972, occurred during Nixon's presidency making Richard Nixon the only president to witness a moon landing during his time in the White House.
In or Related to Nixon Library Exhibitions
This design coincides with the Nixon Library's exhibition Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. The exhibition looks back at the Space Race of the 1950s and 1960s, highlighting the scientific and technological advancements that were developed to ensure the success of the mission. On view through January 12.
2.15h x 2.34w x 2.34"d