Category: neil armstrong

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.

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

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

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

—Neil Armstrong

July 20, 1969 – While Neil Armstrong was taking a picture of Buzz Aldrin, Aldrin’s visor was taking a picture of Armstrong.

President Nixon speaks to Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin while they walk on the Moon.

Buzz Aldrin, photographed by Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 1969.

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, shortly after they completed humanity’s first walk on the Moon in July 1969. They both look like epic variations on the cat who ate the canary. (NASA)

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin train for the Moon at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, April 18, 1969.

(Dan Beaumont Space Museum)