Moon Globe by Reploge Globes, Inc., about 1969

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This moon globe is 6 inches in diameter, with topographical features painted in shades of white, gray and tan. Three lunar landings are located and labeled on the globe. One is the U.S.S.R.'s LUNIK 2, dated 9/12/59, and described as "First unmanned spacecraft to reach the moon."
The second is the RANGER 4, dated 4/26/62, and described as "First U.S. unmanned spacecraft to reach the Moon." Finally, there is the site of the U.S. APOLLO 11, dated 7/20/69, and described as "First manned spacecraft landing."
With the globe came a twelve-page booklet written by Robert I. Johnson, and titled The Story of the Moon. The booklet cover shows a view of the moon composed from satellite photographs and carries the notation: "This book dedicated to the Flight of Apollo 8."
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1969
Replogle Globes, Inc.
Place Made
United States
overall: 16.7 cm x 17.1 cm; 6 9/16 in x 6 3/4 in
globe: 6 in; x 15.24 cm
overall: 6 1/2 in x 6 13/16 in; 16.51 cm x 17.30375 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Elton L. Howe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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