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February 5, 2019

“Tintín and the Moon” is an exhibition organized by the Obra Social “la Caixa” to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of humans to the moon. On 21st of July 1969, he first came to the moon aboard the ship Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong took the first step on the lunar surface and gave a historical statement: “It is a small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” The event was received at the control centre in Houston and broadcast worldwide.

tintinSome years ago, however, Tintin had gone ahead in the world of science fiction from the hand of its author, Hergé, with two titles mythical Objective: the Moon and Explorers on the Moon, which saw the light in shaped magazine Tintin periodical instalments between 30th of March 1950 and 30th of December 1953.

Often science fiction and reality are related in different periods of history. Tintín and the Moon exhibition aims to disseminate and document the Apollo 11 project, for how was the before, during and after the arrival to the moon; present scientific studies and technological achievements that made this feat possible, and display objects, interactive experiences and explain how the trip was and what progress meant for mankind. The exhibition will allow visitors to make a journey since Galileo first observed the moon until finally we humans are to leave our mark. It was a key moment in the history of the conquest of space that allowed having another vision of the Earth and space.

Where: Cosmocaixa – c. Isaak Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona

When: until May 26th

Timetable: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 8pm

Tickets: General admission: 2,50€, children under 14 years old: free, clients of BankCaixa: free

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