In September 2019, UNVIE had the honor to be selected as the only non-U.S.-based recipient of a Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Armstrong Spacesuit Statue donation.
The statue – an exact replica of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit created using 3-D scan data – is now touring Central and Eastern Europe, where space fans will have the opportunity to view it and engage with its interactive features.
And when you visit, don’t forget to snap a selfie with the statue, and share it with @USUNVIE on social media using the hashtag #Apollo11Selfie, letting us know what space exploration means for you!
UNVIE’s Armstrong Spacesuit Statue will be in the following countries. Please check back here for the exact times and locations as the tour develops.
Nov 2019 – Apr 2020: Vienna, Austria, at the Natural History Museum
Jun 2020 – Aug 2020: Fuecht, Germany, at the Hermann Oberth Space Travel Museum & Munich at the Munich State Chancellery
Sep 2020 – Oct 2020: Vitanje, Slovenia, at Center Noordung
Nov 2020 – Dec 2020: Szeged, Hungary, at Szent-Gyorgyi Albert Agora
Jan 2021 – May 2021: Sofia, Bulgaria, at Muzeiko America for Bulgaria Children’s Museum
May 2021 – Oct 2021: Ostrava, Czech Republic, at Science and Technology Center (Svet Techniky)
Oct 2021 – Jan 2022: Budapest, Hungary, Museum of Natural History
Jan 2022 – May 2022: Plovdiv, Bulgaria, at Regional Natural History Museum of Plovdiv
May 2022 – Jun 2022: Vienna, Austria, Location TBC
Jul 2022 – Aug 2022: Varna, Bulgaria, Location TBC