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Kennywood Token Will Be Flown to the Moon

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic to make first commercial moon landing.


A piece of Pittsburgh will soon be space-bound! According to the Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh-based space travel company Astrobotic plans to take a Kennywood token to the moon in 202. Astrobotic's MoonBox mission is set to be the first commercial moon landing.

The Heinz History Center held a poll asking people what Pittsburgh item they most wanted to see flown to the moon. The Kennywood token beat out mementos including a recording of Mr. Rogers' "Won't You Be My Neighbor," a Heinz pickle pin and a piece of a Terrible Towel.

Still looking to learn more about the moon and space exploration? This weekend is your last chance to check out the"Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission" exhibit at the Heinz History Center. The exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing, with must-sees including the Columbia spacecraft hatch and command module. The History Center is one of just four museums in the United States to host the exhibit.

There are special events planned for the exhibit's closing weekend, including a lecture of the future of space travel with Astrobotic CEO John Thornton on Saturday. You can click here for the full schedule of events.

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