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The lunar module at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Credit: Smithsonian Institution

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As the Apollo Program Turns 50, This Is How We'll Celebrate

This year will remember NASA's historic Apollo program, beginning with the terrible tragedy of Apollo 1.

January 2, 2017
7:00 AM EST
Damage to the Apollo 1 command module is shown here after a fire broke out in the spacecraft during a routine pad test in January 1967, killing three astronauts inside (NASA)
The suit and gloves from Neil Armstrong, the first person on the moon, are on display this year at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Dane Penland, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)