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Robert Pearlman
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'Apollo at the Park' to bring Armstrong spacesuit statues to MLB baseball

A new team is taking to the fields of Major League Baseball parks this summer and they are out of this world.

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has partnered with Major League Baseball (MLB) to deploy 15 replica statues of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong's iconic spacesuit to ballparks across the United States. "Apollo at the Park" will exhibit the interactive, full-sized statues as part of the museum's nationwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of Armstrong's mission, the first moon landing.

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Smithsonian unveils statue of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit at ballpark

Fans heading out to Nationals Park for a baseball game can now make a "short stop" to see a monument to Apollo 11 moon landing history.

The Washington Nationals on Tuesday (June 4) became the first of 15 Major League Baseball (MLB) clubs to display a Smithsonian-created, interactive statue of astronaut Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit. The "Apollo at the Park" program is part of the National Air and Space Museum's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 mission that made Armstrong the first man on the moon.

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Apart from the gold finish on the visor these figures look superb!

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Wonderful!

Robert Pearlman
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Some behind-the-scenes photos from Tested's Adam Savage:
You may have seen some news about the Smithsonian's 3D-printed Neil Armstrong statues for their Apollo At The Park project (celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing). Well! GUESS WHERE I WAS YESTERDAY? Stay tuned for the video on Tested.com.

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From the National Air and Space Museum on Twitter:
The second Apollo at the Park statue has been installed at the San Fransisco Giants' Oracle Park on the main promenade!

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