Category: july 24

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

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

The surface of Mars, pictured by NASA’s Viking 1 lander on July 24, 1976. (National Archives)

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

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

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

TODAY IN HISTORY: The U.S. Navy picks up the American crew of the Apollo-Soyuz mission, July 24, 1975. (NASA)

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 Space Center celebrates the safe return of Apollo 11. (NASA)