Did you know that historic materials developed for the 1969 Moon Boot from Apollo 11 Program were produced locally?
A Waterford-based company designed and manufactured the materials in the 1969 moon boot.
Momentive Performance Materials manufactured the silicone rubber soles that protected the feet of the Apollo 11 astronauts when they stepped onto the surface of the moon in 1969.
Executives from Momentive Performance Materials are handing over a prototype moon boot from the 1969 space program at Rensselaer Technology Park on December 6.
The moon boot will be the centerpiece for a new exhibit at The Children's Museum of Science and Technology in Troy.