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Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!


You probably already know that today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (see yesterday’s post for our MLK Day Insider Tips)!  Did you know it’s also Buzz Aldrin’s birthday?  Part of the beauty of DC is that you get the opportunity to see first-hand the memorials and legacies of so many different influential people.  Like we mentioned yesterday, there are several great places to go in the city to commemorate Dr. King.  But DC is also a great place to learn about Buzz Aldrin and celebrate his birthday and contributions!

The best place to go for a lesson in all things Buzz Aldrin is, of course, the National Air and Space Museum located right smack on the National Mall.  Our favorite exhibit is the Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia” (pictured left), the living quarters for Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins during most of the 1969 lunar mission.  The 13,000 lb. module is part of the “Milestones of Flight” exhibition in the museum’s entry hall.

Want more information on the Smithsonian Museums, or your very own tour? Send us an email or call us at (202) 744-4809.