Fifty years ago, NASA’s Apollo mission put humans on the moon and forever changed the way we see ourselves and our place in the universe. To celebrate that truly revolutionary achievement, Teasel Muir-Harmony, a space historian and curator at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, presents fifty objects that illuminate different facets of this remarkable story. In addition to commentary on iconic artifacts like the lunar rover, moon rocks, space food, and the Apollo 11 command module, and appreciations of artworks inspired by the landing, Muir-Harmony recounts the experiences of people who made the project possible, from NASA scientists, astronauts and ground crew to President John F. Kennedy and Walter Cronkite.
Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony is curator in the Space History Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. She earned a Ph.D. in history of science and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an M.A. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame. Before coming to the Smithsonian, she held positions at the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics, and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. Her book, Apollo to the Moon: A History in Fifty Objects (National Geographic, 2018), highlighting the Apollo Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, was published last fall.
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