APOLLO 50: Go for the Moon presentation at Washington Monument

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 19, 2019
  • The Smithsonian is one of several major institutions marking the milestone. In addition to projecting a stunning 363-foot Saturn V rocket on the east face of the Washington Monument for several nights this week, on July 19 and July 20 it will present a special 17-minute show that will combine full-motion projection mapping artwork and archival footage recreating Apollo 11's epic voyage. The show is free, runs at several times each evening, and includes a 40-foot-ride re-creation of the Kennedy Space Center Countdown clock.

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  • Anthony Hinnant Hinnant

    Hello Peace from George's Little Brother Mr.Tony......

  • Anthony Hinnant Hinnant

    APOLLO 50: Go for the Moon presentation at Washington Monument 2019

  • Stew Pitt
    Stew Pitt  4 months ago

    So cool. My daughter Carol lives there.

  • Andrew Macdonald
    Andrew Macdonald  5 months ago +2

    It is so sad that we have a President now who denies “science”, I mean the very same scientists who helped put us on the moon have been warning us about climate change for years now, and our President tweets out stupid things like “climate change is a Chinese hoax” on a smart phone that only operates because of scientists like Albert Einstein, and our understanding of quantum physics. Our President is a dangerous moron.

    ENRICO GALLIANO  5 months ago

    Grazie America per aver realizzato il sogno dell'Uomo: conquistare la Luna!

  • Barbara Carlson
    Barbara Carlson  5 months ago +2

    All deception.

  • S G
    S G  5 months ago

    Imagine an other area where within 10 years we supposedly achieved the greatest feat in human history...then destroyed the technology and were NEVER able to do it again...50 yrs later.

    Wake up and smell the deceit.

    This is a satanic religion... right before your eyes

  • Ersh Man
    Ersh Man  5 months ago +2

    Imagine how cool this would be if we actually went to the m00n lol

  • ༺ a good username ༻
    ༺ a good username ༻  5 months ago +2

    Revelation 9:11 King James Version (KJV)
    And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Apollo)

  • 不死原飴羽
    不死原飴羽  5 months ago

    Anyone know what OST they are using?

  • Rebecca Gimenez
    Rebecca Gimenez  5 months ago

    THANK YOU... very awesome!

  • ray reedy
    ray reedy  5 months ago +3

    A 50 year lie that's really something to be proud of isn't nasa needs to be removed they lie then admit the lie and then continue the lie.

  • SS
    SS  5 months ago +2

    A brilliant tribute to a brilliant feat. Congratulations to all involved in the launch and the tribute. I cry every time I watch that rocket launch-----------every. single. time.

  • covoflyer
    covoflyer  5 months ago +1

    It was stupid that we stopped. Had ordinary americans been educated on the long term benefits of the exploration of the moon and beyond at the time and the technology it brings to people on earth, we would be far more ahead than we are right now.

  • Jeff H
    Jeff H  5 months ago +8

    "The Eagle has landed." That brought tears to my eyes.

  • Happy WALEK
    Happy WALEK  5 months ago +2

    No one who was alive then can forget the sights and sounds of that weekend in 1969.
    The drawling voices of “Houston” guiding the lunar module gingerly into its assigned parking place on the face of the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin floating with each step, like kids in one of those aptly named Moonwalk bounce houses now ubiquitous at children’s birthday parties. And the instantly iconic utterances: “The Eagle has landed,” and “That’s one small step for man….”
    This life-altering technological event was unfolding on screens in living rooms across the land. In my family’s living room, there was something extra: The television had landed.
    In my home, the weekend of the moon landing was forever known as the weekend we rented a television. Yes. Rented a television.
    We had no television of our own. We were perhaps not rich enough to afford color TV at the time, but we at least could have had a small black-and-white like everyone else. But our parents, like some technological Bartleby the Scrivener, simply folded their arms at the onslaught of the television age and said: “I would prefer not to.”

    So there we were in suburban New Jersey, feeling like the Beverly Hillbillies before they struck oil, able only to dream of Jeannie. Before there even was a grid, we were living off it.

    The idea was that my sister, my brother and I, protected from the temptations of Hollywood and Madison Avenue, would spend our childhood reading. And read my sister did. My mother tried valiantly — O.K., annoyingly — to turn me into a young reader, and I can only imagine her embarrassment as a founder of the local library, forced to slink around with a literarily delinquent son.
    My father, an amateur poet with an impeccable memory for verse, posted poems on the refrigerator door that we were supposed to memorize. After several years, I did commit to memory a large percentage of that Robert Frost poem about a snowy evening, a horse and a long commute home. Or maybe that was a metaphor.
    [Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. |Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.]

    Our mother may have been strict, but she was creative. One rainy day, with her children likely driving her up a wall with pleas for a television, she sat us down in front of the oven and turned on the light inside. She told us to imagine the little oven window as a television and to tell her what we saw.
    I think I said, “Pot roast.”
    But then came the moon landing, and suddenly it felt like my family was living on Planet Earth just like the rest of America. We had a television. Well, we had one for a weekend.
    It arrived one afternoon, an intruder to be viewed warily. Books and newspapers were displaced from the coffee table to make space for the television. And there it sat, rabbit ears erect, its small convex screen a window onto the forbidden world.

    Of course, there were restrictions. The television was there to watch the moon landing, we were told. Period. Inevitably, we watched everything, all day and night, proving in just a few hours the addictive influence of television

    JAY SEE  5 months ago

    Video mapping is pretty cool......

    CAMPFIRESKY  5 months ago +2

    WOW - That was amazing. I wish I could have made a trip to DC to see this in person !

  • Tyler Thomas
    Tyler Thomas  5 months ago +1

    That’s so cool.

  • ThePict2012
    ThePict2012  5 months ago