- 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
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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