Photos: Washington Monument Transforms Into Saturn V Rocket for Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the National Air and Space Museum is recreating the historic moment with a life-sized projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument.

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An image of a Saturn V rocket, which was used during Apollo 11 moon landing mission, is projected on the Washington Monument to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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An image of a Saturn V rocket, which was used during Apollo 11 moon landing mission, is projected on the Washington Monument to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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Brendan Smialowski/AFP Getty Images
An image of a Saturn V rocket, which was used during Apollo 11 moon landing mission, is projected on the Washington Monument to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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An image of a Saturn V rocket, which was used during Apollo 11 moon landing mission, is projected on the Washington Monument to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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Tomas Mladenov is illuminated by his phone as a Saturn V rocket image is projected on the east side of the Washington Monument to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, as seen in the early morning of Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
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The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington Monument.
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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images
The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington monument on July 16, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to land the first man on the moon.
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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images
The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington monument on July 16, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to land the first man on the moon.
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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images
The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington monument on July 16, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to land the first man on the moon.
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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images
The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington monument on July 16, 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to land the first man on the moon.
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The image of a Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo 11 into orbit on July 16, 1969, is projected on the Washington Monument on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
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Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images
An image of a Saturn V rocket, which was used during Apollo 11 moon landing mission, is projected on the Washington Monument, July 16, 2019. The projection is to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
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People watch as an image of the 363-foot Saturn V rocket is projected onto the Washington Monument in honor of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 moon mission, on July 16, 2019.
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