Mission Moon

Explore the Adler Planetarium's 'Mission Moon' exhibition!

Launch a stomp rocket, race against the clock to save the crew of Apollo 13, look inside the Gemini 12 spacecraft, and take a very personal journey into space with NASA’s Captain James A. Lovell, Jr.

Included With General Admission

Mission Moon invites you to experience America’s first steps into space through the eyes of Captain Lovell and his family. You’ll find out how the United States became the first nation to put a man on the Moon, what it’s really like to be an astronaut, and why it takes a team to explore uncharted worlds.

Captain Lovell’s story is full of twists and turns, setbacks and successes. It’s the story of a national hero, but it’s also the story of a kid from Wisconsin who loved rockets. It’s the story of a husband and father whose supportive family helped him become extraordinary.

Deeper Exploration

Captain Jim Lovell Interview: Two weeks with Frank Borman

Captain Jim Lovell Interview: In the Gemini 12 spacecraft with Buzz

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