Giant screens have been set up to each side of the Washington Monument, and on those screens, a movie about the Apollo 11 missions will play that lasts 17-minutes. As the movie plays, a full scale 363-foot tall Saturn V rocket will be digitally projected onto the Washington Monument.
The event has been commissioned by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and is being produced by Fifty-Nine Productions in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Funds were contributed to the event from both Boeing and Raytheon. The full-scale rocket will be projected on the east face of the Washington Monument and will be visible on July 16, 17, and 18 from 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm as a preview before the full show in the following days.
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