Category: apollo program

“Tranquility Base” on the Moon, pi…

“Tranquility Base” on the Moon, pictured in Revell box art for an Apollo 11 model, 1969.

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 19…

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 1969.

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

Apollo 11 lands on the Moon, painted by Pierre…

Apollo 11 lands on the Moon, painted by Pierre Mion for National Geographic, 1969.

Apollo 11 crew garments, as seen in “Apo…

Apollo 11 crew garments, as seen in “Apollo Initial Lunar Landing Mission,” a fold-out guide distributed by General Electric.

Earth and Moon, as seen during the Apollo 11 m…

Earth and Moon, as seen during the Apollo 11 mission, July 16-24, 1969.

The view from Apollo 11, July 1969.

The view from Apollo 11, July 1969.

Apollo 11 intravehicular spacesuits. From &ldq…

Apollo 11 intravehicular spacesuits. From “Apollo Initial Lunar Landing Mission,” General Electric, 1969.

Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, 19…

Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, 1969.

Stainless steel spoon used by astronaut Michae…

Stainless steel spoon used by astronaut Michael Collins during the Apollo 11 mission, 1969. (Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)