Category: apollo 11

February 12, 1969 – Apollo 11 astronaut Neil A…

February 12, 1969 – Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong trains at the Lunar Landing Research Facility at NASA Langley. (NASA)

Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong makes pizz…

Apollo 11 moonwalker Neil Armstrong makes pizza for his family, 1969.

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Happy Birthday to moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, born…

Happy Birthday to moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, born as Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, on January 20, 1930.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, J…

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, July 1969. Painted in 1984 by Alan Bean.

Happy Birthday to Buzz Aldrin, born as Edwin E…

Happy Birthday to Buzz Aldrin, born as Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, on January 20, 1930. And for those of you who don’t know who he is, this living legend is the second man to walk on the Moon.

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Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, July 1969…

Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, July 1969, seen during the Apollo 11 mission.

July 21, 1969 – As it ascends from the surface…

July 21, 1969 – As it ascends from the surface of the Moon, he Apollo 11 lunar module is seen from the command module. And a little thing called Earth looms in the background. (NASA)

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong on the set of First Man in…

Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong on the set of First Man in Atlanta. It’s interesting it took this long for Hollywood to make a proper feature film about the Apollo 11 mission. There have been documentaries and TV movies, but we’ve never gotten the big-budget version of it.

The Moon, photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, July 1969.

The Moon, photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, July 1969.