Apollo 11 in Celestia

I have previously written in a blog post about the wide range of educational space and spaceflight simulators that have been created by educators, scientists and open source user communities. One of these was Celestia and its many educational and community add-ons including some for fictional star systems and spacecraft from Science Fiction. Spacecraft and other objects can be added into Celestial by providing a suitable 3D model in .3DS format, along with any associated textures and a “.SSC” file which gives details of the position of the object.


Apollo 11’s Command and Service Module (CSM) and Lunar Excursion Module (LEM) in its landing and Ascent Module (AM) forms have been provided by “ElChristou and Andrea” on CelestialMatters.org and are available via:

Celestia-Apollo-11-LEM Celestia-Apollo-11-AS

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