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October 21, 2016

Location: Future World East, Epcot

I feel like most people, myself included, pass up Mission: SPACE on a regular basis. While the attraction has never been my personal favorite, I have always appreciated the details found throughout the queue and exterior portion of the attraction. Today we are going to be talking about the massive moon found in the courtyard of the attraction:

Mission Space moon

Notice those small little circles scattered around the moon? It's a detail most people don't pay much attention to, but they really should. The giant model of the moon is an actual replica of the moon, just in a much smaller scale of course. The small dots scattered throughout the model represent the 29 rockets that the United States and the Soviet Union launched to the moon between 1959 and 1976. The white circles represent where unmanned missions landed, the blue represent where manned missions landed, while the lone red circle represents where Apollo 11 landed, marking the first time men walked on the moon:

Mission Space Moon

So next time you are in the area, make sure to stop by and take a look at the details of each circle. As you can see below, you can learn which country each dot represents along with the spaceship that landed along with the date of the landing:

Mission space moon


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