Category: apollo 11

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)

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, illustrated by Louis Glanzman, 1969.

Dreaming of the future in the year of Apollo 11: illustrations by Syd Mead, Klaus Bürgle, John Berkey, and Robert Avotin.

The first step on the Moon, illustrated by Norman Rockwell for Look, 1967.

Earth and Moon are seen as the Apollo 11 lunar module maneuvers for a rendezvous, July 21, 1969.

Apollo 11 astronauts are just like us. They shave!

Apollo 11: The Goddard Connection

“Pilots take no particular joy in walking. Pilots like flying.”

—Neil Armstrong

Buzz Aldrin steps onto the Moon, July 20, 1969.