Model space thing

A scaled model of the Mercury space capsule, which sent one person into space, at the Wings of the North museum in Eden Prairie.

In 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon.

This July 20 marks the 50th anniversary of that moment, and Eden Prairie’s Wings of the North museum has opened an exhibit to commemorate the occasion.

The museum, at 10100 Flying Cloud Drive, has an exhibit on loan from NASA’s John Glenn Research Center featuring scale models of several space capsules, a replica International Space Station space suit and displays demonstrating Minnesota’s contributions to humanity’s stellar explorations.

The exhibit is available at no extra charge during museum hours, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, through the end of July.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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