Apollo 11 astronauts meeting US President Richard Nixon, 1969.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Apollo 11 astronauts meeting US President Richard Nixon, 1969.

NASA

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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Astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin and Michael Collins are welcomed aboard the Us Hornet by President Richard Nixon. The astronauts are in a Mobile Quarantine Facility. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mision, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Neil Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Command Module pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. The astronauts returned to Earth on 24th July 1969.
 

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