Category: apollo 11

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)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The great Neil Armstrong, fi…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The great Neil Armstrong, first human to walk on the Moon, was born August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Earth. Pictured here on April 22, 1969 training for the Apollo 11 mission on a simulated Moon at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Happy birthday to the late, great Neil Armstro…

Happy birthday to the late, great Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon and all-round space pioneer. He was August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Earth.

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz A…

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, illustrated in the Houston Post, July 21, 1969.

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.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 …

TODAY IN HISTORY: On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins come home after their legendary journey to the Moon. (As you can see, they wear isolation suits until being deposited in a “Mobile Quarantine Facility.” Beware of moon germs!!)

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)

What the Moon of the future looked like before…

What the Moon of the future looked like before the arrival of Apollo 11. Illustrations by Klaus Bürgle, John Sentovic, Andrei Sokolov, and Robert McCall.