Category: 1969

August 5, 1969 – NASA displays moon rocks brou…

August 5, 1969 – NASA displays moon rocks brought back with the Apollo 11 mission. The rock box was opened for the first time in the Vacuum Laboratory of Johnson Space Center’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory. (NASA)

The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, July 16-24,…

The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, July 16-24, 1969. Painted by astronaut-artist Alan Bean, who knew a thing or two about walking on the Moon.

July 24, 1969 – Mission control at Johnson Spa…

July 24, 1969 – Mission control at Johnson Space Center celebrates the safe return of Apollo 11. (NASA)

July 24, 1969 – Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Arms…

July 24, 1969 – Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong strums a ukulele in quarantine after returning from space.

July 24, 1969 – Mission control at the Johnson…

July 24, 1969 – Mission control at the Johnson Space Center celebrates the safe return of Apollo 11. (NASA)

Earth and Moon, July 21, 1969, photographed fr…

Earth and Moon, July 21, 1969, photographed from the Apollo 11 command module.

Apollo 11 lands on the front page of the New Y…

Apollo 11 lands on the front page of the New York Daily News, July 21, 1969.

(Dan Beaumont Space Museum)

TODAY IN HISTORY: With the Earth and Moon loom…

TODAY IN HISTORY: With the Earth and Moon looming large in the background, the Apollo lunar module can be seen during the ascent stage, July 21, 1969.

(NASA)

Earth rises over the Moon, as seen from the Ap…

Earth rises over the Moon, as seen from the Apollo 11 command module on 20 July 1969.

July 20, 1969 – Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz…

July 20, 1969 – Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin at work on the Moon, photographed by Neil Armstrong. (NASA)