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Apollo 11 Command Module Moving Out of A&I, by Farrar, Richard, 1975, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 75-11095-11 or SIA75-11095-11.

September 1, 1975

The north hall displaying "famous firsts" in aviation and space flight history in the Arts and Industries Building is scheduled to close on September 1 so that the building may be renovated for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution exhibit. This hall was the last section of the A&I Building still open to the public.More

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