Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon l

Made:
1969 in England

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Apollo 11 Lunar Lander kit (21-7-69). First moon landing 1969.

This is a model of the Apollo 11 lunar module, which was built after the spacecraft made the first moon landing in 1969. It was made by a 12-year-old boy who, like many others of his age, followed the Apollo missions on television and then built kits of the spacecraft on the kitchen table. The lunar surface of this model is an interesting shade of light blue because the youngster lacked a pot of grey paint. The model's descent stage was similarly painted a misleading black and white but was later improved with foil wrappers from a well-known brand of chocolate. The boy drifted away from the space programme for many years but now works as Curator of the Science Museum's Space Technology Collection.

Details

Category:
Space Technology
Object Number:
1999-1120
Materials:
foil and plastic
type:
model
credit:
Doug Millard