The Washington Monument in the US has been transformed into the Apollo 11 rocket that carried three men to the Moon.
Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on July 16th 1969.
The look was achieved through a projection of a full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket.
We are GO for the Moon. Our Saturn V projection on the Washington Monument starts tonight! See it tonight through Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 pm, and don't miss the full #GoForTheMoon show Friday and Saturday. Full details: https://t.co/As6lcyFyvT #Apollo50 pic.twitter.com/jsIyVZh7GS
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) July 17, 2019
It is being shown on the east face of the monument from 9:30pm to 11:30pm (local time) on Friday and Saturday.
A special 17-minute show, 'Apollo 50: Go for the Moon', will also combine full-motion projection-mapping and archival footage on screens to recreate the launch.
The viewing area has been outfitted with full sound, projection screens and a 40-foot-wide recreation of the famous Kennedy Space Centre countdown clock.
Washington monument becoming the Apollo 11 rocket before liftoff. pic.twitter.com/Wc6UEeGD8y
— NATS (Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science) (@NATS_Science) July 17, 2019
It is being presented by The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Director Ellen Stofan says: "Our identity as Americans is defined in part by the historic act of landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to the Earth.
"The Washington Monument is a symbol of our collective national achievements and what we can and will achieve in the future.
"It took 400,000 people from across the 50 states to make Apollo a reality.
"This program celebrates them, and we hope it inspires generations too young to have experienced Apollo firsthand to define their own moonshot."
The presentation was conceived and commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum, through a joint resolution of the US Congress.