Celestial Globe

Celestial Globe

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Moon globe, made by Replogle Globes, Inc., ca. 1969.
Globe is metal, six inches in diameter, with topographical lunar features painted on in shades of white, gray and tan. Three lunar landings are located and labeled on the globe:
"LUNIK 2 - U.S.S.R. - 9/12/59 - First unmanned spacecraft to reach the moon."
"RANGER 4 - U.S.A. - 4/26/62 - First U.S. unmanned spacecraft to reach the Moon"
"APOLLO 11 - U.S.A. - 7/20/69 - First manned spacecraft landing"
This globe also shows newly discovered features on the Moon's "far side."
Reference: a twelve page booklet came with the globe, written by Robert I. Johnson, 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." A copy of the booklet is in the object file.
Gift of Elton L. Howe in 1990
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
ca. 1969
associated place
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
average spatial: 16.7 cm x 17.1 cm; 6 9/16 in x 6 3/4 in
overall: 7 in x 6 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 17.145 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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