Watch the Washington Monument Transform Into a Rocket

Watch the Washington Monument Transform Into a Rocket
NASA Celebrates the Golden Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The National Air and Space Museum plans to celebrate 50th anniversary of moon landing with a life-size projection of a rocket on the Washington Monument

OT Staff
July 11 , 2019
01 Min Read

All 50 states of America are in full swing with plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Every institution has in place an incredible line-up of events with each programme more fascinating than the other. But the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. seems to be beating all others at the game. It has commissioned a special presentation featuring a 363-foot Saturn V rocket to be projected on the east face of the Washington Monument. This rocket was used for NASA space missions between 1967 and 1973, including the Apollo mission which established man’s presence in space. A projection of this stature required a congressional approval and the resolution was signed by the President himself.

From July 16 to 18 the projection will go live from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm. This will build up the excitement for July 19 and 20, when the "Apollo 50: Go for the Moon," a 17-minute show will unfold, which is said to combine full-motion projection mapping artwork and archival footage to recreate the launch of Apollo 11 and narrate the story of the first Moon landing.

Directed by Richard Slaney with music by Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal, “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon" is bound to be crowd-pleaser. Viewers will be able to experience the event from the areas of the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle.

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