Moon Globe by Reploge Globes, Inc.

Moon Globe by Reploge Globes, Inc.

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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. 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." And 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 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
Object Name
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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