Neil Armstrong was a true, yet humble hero to all of mankind. His passing at the age of 82 this weekend from a heart ailment has rekindled an interest in the Ohio native who was the first human to walk the surface of the moon - one of the great scientific achievements of the 20th century.
43 years later, people who want a greater understanding of the man and his mission can visit the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall. The Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, is on display in the museum's main hall. It is the spacecraft that brought Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins to the moon 240,000 miles away and back to earth from their rendezvous with destiny.
Also, the second Lunar Module ever built is also on display. The Apollo 11 mission used the fifth LEM built by Grumman.
FOX 5 News visited both exhibits Monday and spoke with visitors from three different continents who share their memories of the first lunar landing. We also interviewed the curator of Apollo 11 artifacts. Click on the video above to see our story.