Smithsonian unveils Neil Armstrong's spacesuit as part of Apollo 11 anniversary celebrations

The spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the moon landing is on display at the Smithsonian museum.
The spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the moon landing is on display at the Smithsonian museum.

WASHINGTON – The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum unveiled Tuesday the recently conserved spacesuit worn by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. 

The suit is part of the museum's exhibit that showcases artifacts of the mission that landed man on the moon.

It's just one of a plethora of events scheduled throughout the week to mark the 50th anniversary of the mission. Tuesday is the anniversary of the launch.

For more coverage of the Apollo 11 anniversary, go to the special coverage section at Click2Houston.com/Apollo.

WATCH: Remembering the Apollo 11 Mission 50 years later

The Apollo 11 Mission blasted off 50 years ago today.
The Apollo 11 Mission blasted off 50 years ago today.

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