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WATCH: Apollo 11 rocket and anniversary show projected on Washington Monument

Starting Friday night, the National Air and Space Museum is projecting a 17 minute show of the Apollo 11 launch onto the side of the Washington Monument.

WASHINGTON — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the National Air and Space Museum launched a projection of the 363-foot Saturn V rocket off the Washington Monument.

After projecting the rocket onto the monument all week, the museum launched - literally and figuratively - their 17 minute show from National Mall on Friday night. It's titled "Apollo 50: Go for the Moon."

By 9:15 p.m., hundreds of people had gathered on the National Mall to watch the first showing.

Below is the full video of the show:

It's free and runs three times on July 19 and July 20. 

Below are the showing times: 

  • 9:30 p.m.
  • 10:30 p.m.
  • 11:30 p.m.

If you are in the Washington D.C. area or visiting, you can view the show from in front of the Smithsonian Castle between 9th and 12th streets.

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