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USFor Apollo 11's moon landing anniversary, the Washington Monument was made to look like a rocket

15:27  17 july  2019
15:27  17 july  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Rocket to be projected onto Washington Monument for 50th anniversary of moon landing

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One giant holograph for the Washington Monument . The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a life-size projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

For Apollo 11's moon landing anniversary, the Washington Monument was made to look like a rocket© CNN

The Washington Monument just got even more iconic.

On Tuesday, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the 555-foot national symbol lit up with an image of the moon-bound shuttle blasting into space.

The 363-foot projection of the Saturn V rocket will appear for two hours every night during the anniversary of the mission that put the first two humans -- both Americans -- on the moon.

On Friday and Saturday, the celebration of this historical milestone will culminate in a 17-minute light show taking viewers back to July 16, 1969 when Apollo 11 made its giant leap for mankind from Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

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For Apollo 11's moon landing anniversary, the Washington Monument was made to look like a rocket© CNN

And yes, that is a 40-foot-wide re-creation of the famous Kennedy Space Center countdown clock at the monument's base.

The illuminating display was launched (so to speak) by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the US Department of the Interior.

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