Today I am looking at the Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral. This morning, September 13, 2012 a memorial service will be held at the National Cathedral for astronaut, Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong was the first person to step foot on the moon.
The National Cathedral is a fitting place for a tribute to Armstrong. Among the grand church’s many stained-glass windows is one depicting a peaceful sea of celestial bodies. Officially called the Scientists and Technicians Window, the “Space Window” got its name after Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins presented the cathedral with a 7.18-gram basalt lunar sample in 1974. The rock now sits embedded in the glass.
The window was designed by Rodney Winfield of St. Louis, MO. Here is a quick video with Rodney’s description of how the window was designed and how the moon rock was added.
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