Kuiper sits in front of the Destination Moon exhibit sign. He is wearing a Moon collar.

Party Like It’s 1969

Kuiper charts a course. Destination: Moon. #notsponsored

A reminder: Under normal circumstances, the overwhelming majority of museums only allow service dogs. Although Kuiper is a highly-trained professional, he is not a service dog. Therefore we must obtain explicit, written permission in advance for photoshoots (which are almost always before or after hours.)

After traveling around the country, the Smithsonian’s Destination: Moon is now on display in Seattle at the Museum of Flight. This is its last stop before heading back to the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.

The exhibit features the @astromichaelcollins flown Apollo 11 command module & hatch, Buzz Aldrin’s helmet and gloves (and his felt-tipped pen that saved the day!), an F-1 engine injector plate from the Apollo 11 Saturn V, and much more. We had the privilege of visiting Destination: Moon with Kuiper and photographing him with Apollo 11 when it was at @stlsciencecenter last year.

If you can make it to Seattle, the weekend of July 19th & 20th is the perfect time to see the exhibit! The Museum of Flight is hosting a ton of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, and Kuiper’s “nice man” and “lady” will be there! The LUNAR BLOCK PARTY includes:

🌛 FLASHBACK FRIDAY, featuring Britishmania (award winning Beatles tribute band), 1969-themed games & 1969 classic car show, Stephen Edwards’ Moon Landing the Musical, Space Jam, beer & wine garden, and telescope viewing & astroimaging by @celestronuniverse
🌛 SATURDAY AFTERNOON TOAST at 1:18 pm in the exhibit to commemorate the “Eagle has landed” moment
🌛 SATURDAY NIGHT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, featuring American Idol winner and top 10 finalists and 7:56 pm toast to commemorate Neil Armstrong’s “one small step”
🌛 SPLASHDOWN SUNDAY brunch featuring “Our Future in Space” panel discussion and meet and greet with scientists, engineers and astronauts (21 and over only)
🌛 and on all three days, too many awesome daytime activities at the museum to list.

For more information, check out museumofflight.org/lunar-block-party (or see link in bio.) Hope to see you there!

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