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Apollo 11 astronauts are just like us. They shave!

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 1969.

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

Apollo 11 press conference, July 1969

Apollo 11 spaceman Michael Collins shows the world where he sleeps. (via)

August 13, 1969 – New Yorkers cheer Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong in a parade down 42nd Street.

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!!)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins are fêted with a ticker tape parade in New York City, August 13, 1969.

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August 13, 1969 – New Yorkers cheer Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, and Neil Armstrong in a parade down 42nd Street.

Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins at their last scheduled news conference before launching toward the Moon, July 1969.