FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Garden City, NY – July 15, 2019 The Cradle of Aviation Museum, home of the Lunar Module, is currently exhibiting the largest collection of Lunar Modules, Lunar Module parts, artifcats, photos, and documentation in the world.
11. Living in Space Exhibit showcasing food & waste management for Apollo
10. Pop Culture Exhibit showing space toys and memorabilia from 1969
9.Gemini Capsule Replica that you can sit in; as seen in First Steps movie
8. A real Moon Rock!
7. Mission to Moon Exhibit includes an item from each mission that has been to the moon and back.
6. Tom Stafford’s Spacesuit as worn by Stafford while training for the Apollo 10 mission in 1968/69.
5 Neil Armstrong’s Bioharness from Apollo 11
4. Rockwell Command Module w/ Parachute which was the control center for the Apollo spacecraft and provided the living and working quarters for astronauts.
3. Grumman Lunar Module Simulator that all Apollo Astronauts trained on, originally at Kennedy Sapce Center.
2. Grumman Lunar Module Clean Room Display featuring the LTA-1, the first fully functional LM, as it appeared while under construction at Grumman.
1. Grumman Lunar Module LM-13 – the crowned jewel of the museum. The LM-13 was intended for the Apollo 19 mission to Copernicus Crater in 1973, which was ultimately cancelled. It is one of three Lunar Modules left on earth. The other two are at Kennedy Space Center and Smithsonian’s Air & Space. It is presented in a re-created lunar surface scene with a manneguin wearing an actual Apollo spacesuit.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is home to over 75 planes and spacecraft representing over 100 years of aviation history and Long Island’s only Giant Screen Dome Theater. Currently, the museum is celebrating “Countdown to Apollo at 50” sponsored by the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation, showcasing Long Island and Grumman’s significant role in the Apollo program. The Museum was recently recognized and listed on New York State’s National Register of Historic Places as a significant part of American history. The museum is located on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., in East Garden City. For more information call (516) 572-4111 or visit www.cradleofaviation.org.
Frances Cuomo Perpero
Director of Marketing & Communications
Cradle of Aviation Museum & Education Center
Press Site: www.cradleofaviationpr.org