Smithsonian to display NASA history this Summer

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The Smithsonian is dusting off a rarely seen piece of NASA history for public display – Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit. 

The spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the Apollo 11 mission will be shown off this summer at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

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Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon on July 20th, 1969. The fragile spacesuit has not been seen in public for 13 years.

The Smithsonian has built a state-of-the-art display case and mannequin to protect the artifact when it goes on display on July 16th.

That date is exactly 50 years to the day that Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins were launched into space for the first manned lunar landing.

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