See Neil Armstrongs Apollo 11 spacesuit all fixed up

first_imgNeil Armstrong wore this spacesuit on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969. National Air and Space Museum NASA isn’t the only space agency trying to land on the… NASA’s epic Apollo 11 mission to land humans on the moon launched on July 16, 1969. In preparation for the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, went to work to conserve and preserve Neil Armstrong’s iconic Apollo 11 spacesuit. And it looks great.The museum unveiled the post-conservation spacesuit on Twitter on Wednesday. It will go back on display on July 16 for the first time in 13 years. Sci-Tech 23 Photos Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong’s closet Elon Musk gets behind goofy Neil Armstrong alien meme Our conservation of Neil Armstrong’s #Apollo11 spacesuit is complete, and we are excited to finally release brand new photography of the suit. It will go back on display for the first time in over a decade on July 16, the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. #Apollo50 pic.twitter.com/2uRQzWbmbX— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) May 1, 2019 NASA’s wildest rides: Extreme vehicles for Earth and beyond Share your voice 6:56 Post a commentcenter_img The journey to protect the moon-worn spacesuit dates back years. The Smithsonian launched a Kickstarter project in 2015 to raise the funds necessary for the work. Click here for To The Moon, a CNET multipart series examining our relationship with the moon from the first landing of Apollo 11 to future human settlement on its surface. Robert Rodriguez/CNET The campaign pulled in over $700,000 (£530,000, AU$990,000) to pay for stabilizing the fragile suit, which required delicate fabric repair, stain removal, cleaning and preservation of fading materials and degraded plastic parts. The crowdfunding money also helped pay for a mannequin to wear the suit and a state-of-the-art climate-controlled display case. The suit will go on temporary display near the 1903 Wright Flyer before being moved to a permanent home in 2022 for a exhibition called Destination Moon.Armstrong’s suit kept him safe when he stepped foot on the moon. All these decades later, the Smithsonian was able to repay the favor and protect the spacesuit for posterity back here on Earth. Now playing: Watch this: To the Moon 0 NASA Space This story is part of To the Moon, a series exploring humanity’s first journey to the lunar surface and our future living and working on the moon. Tags Neil Armstrong happeningslast_img read more

Insight LATAM team up for new South America promotion

first_imgInsight, LATAM team up for new South America promotion TORONTO — Insight Vacations’ new South America deal, in partnership with LATAM, offers a $500 Economy Class air credit per couple or an $800 Business Class air credit per couple, plus 10% off land.The deal is valid for bookings made by Sept. 9, 2016 for travel Jan. 1 – July 1, 2017.Insight says it’s celebrating its expanded 2017 Luxury Gold South America portfolio. “We are pleased to be partnering with LATAM to offer these incredible air savings to South America for our Canadian travellers,” said Cris David, president, Insight Vacations Canada. “From the wonders of Machu Picchu, the spectacular Iguassu Falls, to the incredible wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, Insight Vacations guests will experience the natural beauty and vibrant culture of these regions and be there sooner thanks to this generous offer by our valued LATAM partners.”The limited time offer is valid on the following Luxury Gold journeys: Treasures of the Incas; Classic South America; Grand Tour of South America; and the Quito and Galapagos extension. For more information contact your local Sales Manager. Travelweek Group Share Tags: LATAMcenter_img Friday, August 19, 2016 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

American Airlines follows Delta by bringing back free meals

first_img Posted by Share Tags: American Airlines DALLAS — American Airlines says it will offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1.The decision at the world’s biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month ago that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul U.S. routes this spring.American said Tuesday that it will open the kitchen on nonstop flights between New York and both Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline says that passengers will get a continental breakfast or a sandwich wrap, chips and dessert, or they can pick a vegetarian meal or a fruit-and-cheese plate.That leaves United as the biggest carrier with no plans yet to bring back free meals on any domestic flights. United didn’t comment immediately on American’s announcement. American Airlines follows Delta by bringing back free mealscenter_img Travelweek Group Wednesday, March 15, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Chug or check Man opts to check single can of beer for

first_img MELBOURNE — Nothing comes between a man and his beer, as one Aussie has undoubtedly proven.According to The Daily Dot, a male passenger flying from Melbourne, Australia to Perth with Qantas Airlines found himself in an unfortunate predicament at the airport: What to do with his unopened can of beer?Rather than toss the can in the trash (heaven forbid!) or discreetly chug it prior to passing security, the man (who wished to remain anonymous) did what any beer lover would do – he checked his single can of beer as if it were luggage.He told Daily Mail that he did it as a joke; “I half didn’t expect it to come out the other end,” he said. But not only did it arrive safely in Perth, it was situated front and centre – a place of honour – on the baggage carousel ahead of all other items.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?The beer can’s journey was photographed by amused passengers and uploaded to social media. We wouldn’t be surprised if it already has its own Instagram account and frequent flier card. Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img Tags: LOL Chug or check? Man opts to check single can of beer for flight Wednesday, July 12, 2017 last_img read more