Mission to the Moon Exhibit

All of the artifacts in this case flew to the Moon on an Apollo Mission!

Artifacts from the collections of: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NASA, National Air & Space Museum, Kansas Cosmosphere

  • Apollo 8 (December, 1968) – Flight Data File, used to recognize and know precise coordinates of landmarks on Earth as a backup to navigation
  • Apollo 10 (May, 1969) – Mechanical pencil with Velcro for zero-g
  • Apollo 11 (July, 1969) – Nameplate from LM-5 ‘Eagle’
  • Apollo 11 (July, 1969) – Protective cover removed from LM-5 thruster rocket once inside the Saturn V prior to liftoff
  • Apollo 12 (November, 1969) – Protective cover from Navigation Sextant in Command Module, left in place when not in use
  • Apollo 13 (April, 1970) – Armrest from LM-7 ‘Aquarius’, removed upon reaching Earth prior to re-entry. This is the only remaining piece of the Apollo 13 Lunar Module
  • Apollo 13 (April, 1970) – Patch and pin flown by the crew and presented to Grumman.
  • Apollo 13 – Letter from President Richard Nixon to Grumman President Lew Evans on a job well done
  • Apollo 14 (January, 1971) – Patch flown on Apollo 14 and presented to Grumman.
  • Apollo 14 (January, 1971) – Windowshade from Apollo 14 Command Module
  • Apollo 15 (July, 1971) – LM stowage bag carried to the Lunar surface and removed prior to jettisoning the LM
  • Apollo 16 ( April, 1972) – Water Dispenser from the LM, used to rehydrate food and to provide drinking water on the Moon
  • Apollo 17 (December, 1972) – Film Magazine for 70mm Hasselblad camera used to take photographs on the Moon
  • Apollo 17 (December, 1972) – Betacloth Flag and Patch carried to the Moon and later presented to Grumman
  • Apollo 18 (cancelled) – This stowage bag was intended to be filled with trash and would have been thrown out of the Lunar Module prior to liftoff. It was part of the cabin of the Cradle of Aviation’s Lunar Module and would have been used on the cancelled Apollo 18 or 19 mission. All other stowage bags of this type are now on the Moon.