The Lunar Module "landed" at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The latest adaptations are currently underway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The Lunar Module 9 will be displayed under the Saturn V rocket
The Lunar Module 9 (LM-9) "landed" at the Apollo / Saturn V Center of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In the month of July, visitors to the complex will be able to see the LM-9, one of the three Lunar Modules left from the missions. Previously, it was suspended from the roof and this relocation is part of the initiative to reform the Apollo / Saturn V Center while the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex prepares for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, mission that allowed man to step on the Moon .
Originally meant to fly in Apollo 15, the LM-9 was replaced by an Extended Lunar Module when the Lunar Rover was added to the mission. In 2017, this American relic was completely renovated in order to preserve it for generations to come. The relocation of the historic artifact was carried out in a very careful way, which took several hours, to guarantee the safety of the visitors. In the link you can see a time lapse of the relocation.
At the 50th anniversary celebration, visitors to the Apollo / Saturn V Center will find a series of additions and improvements, including a new garden design, themed posters and more, establishing a new air for the experience. At the entrance to the Lunar Theater, guests will be transported back to 1969, and in a room that has been recreated as a living room of the time, they will experience what it was like to see the moon landing.
Other improvements include an enhanced Touch the Moon exhibit, the Moon Tree garden, an exhibition of Fisher Space Pen's legacy, a closer look at the CSM-119 and more. The Astrovan, which transported astronauts to the launch pad and can be seen in the movie "First Man," is also on display at the Apollo / Saturn V Center.