Nixon's Space Legacy Unveiled at National Archives
Jan. 9 - Centennial of Birth of 37th U.S. President
by Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor
Date: 08 January 2013 Time: 12:32 PM ET
|On July 20, 1969, President Richard M. Nixon used this olive green telephone to talk to the first astronauts on the moon. The same phone is now on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. |
"Nixon and the U.S. Space Program" opened on Monday (Jan. 7) within the "Public Vaults" exhibit in the National Archives Building in Washington. The archivist of the United States David Ferriero and Jim Gardner, executive of legislative archives, presidential libraries, and museum services, oversaw a ribbon cutting for the mini-exhibit.
The display, which was organized in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard M. Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, features rarely seen documents, photos, and objects that represent milestones in human spaceflight that took place during Nixon's time in the White House, from 1969 through 1974.
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