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On July 19, 1966, as Lyndon Johnson signed the bill funding construction of a national air and space museum, Michael Collins was circling the Earth in a tin can labeled Gemini 10. Five years and one trip to the moon later, Collins was named director of what would become the most visited museum in the world. In “From the Moon to the Mall,” Collins recounts his historic Apollo 11 mission and what may have been an even greater career challenge: bringing the Air and Space Museum into being on time and under budget. At 8 p.m. at the National Air & Space Museum’s Langley Theater, 6th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE (tickets required). (202) 357-2700. (Greg Kitsock)

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