Roy's Postcards: 1985/04/21

Inscription:

Dear Leonard -
I bought this for you last year when I saw this Lunar Module in Washington. Can you make something like this with Legos? I love you and will see you soon.
Daddy

Postcard back:

The Apollo Lunar Module (LM#2), located in the East Gallery, was back-up for the first LM to go into space. Six of these spacecraft landed on the moon, allowing 12 astronauts to explore the lunar surface. First landing was July 20, 1969 and the last December 14, 1972.

In the background is the Capitol building.

Photograph by Dane A. Penland.

Leonard's comments:

I probably wouldn't have noticed the Capitol building if I wasn't reading all these postcards pretty carefully. That is one bizarre image.

I did end up making similar things out of Legos, but not for a few years.

See also: space smithsonian best-of



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