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Dr. Buzz Aldrin Jul 23
On a plaque that we left on the Moon are the following words: β€˜We Came in Peace for all of Mankind.’ I truly believe this. And there's no time like the present, to reaffirm that vow. Our return to the Moon will be the ultimate homecoming. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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Dr. Buzz Aldrin Jul 24
Splashdown! 51 years ago, we completed our historic mission. Returning from the moon was the ultimate homecoming – it sure felt good to be greeted by smiling faces and a life raft!
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NASA Jul 24
51 years ago, splashed down after the first human lunar landing and was recovered by the U.S.S. Hornet. Here we see the capsule and quarantine facility where the crew lived for 21 days to ensure they hadn't brought home any lunar germs:
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 23
This may look like just a piece of wood but it's so much more than that. This piece of the Wright Flyer went from Kitty Hawk to the Sea of Tranquility. Neil Armstrong took it with him on , and it was in the LM when it landed on the Moon:
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 20
"The Eagle has wings." ➑️ "The Eagle has landed." 51 years ago this afternoon, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin separated lunar module Eagle from command module Columbia and landed on the lunar surface.
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Dr. Buzz Aldrin Jul 22
Today I shared with ⁦⁩ my reflections on the 51st anniversary of the Moon landing. As America looks forward, we should maximize lessons from half a century to inform and inspire future human space exploration.
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 21
The astronauts spent 21 hours, 36 minutes total on the Moon. They then departed the lunar surface in the lunar module ascent stage to reunite with Michael Collins in the command module. Collins took this photo of Eagle approaching Columbia.
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John Moffitt 🌊🌊 Jul 20
On this day in 1969, all of the world's eyes were on a single event. A pivotal point in my life when I decided to leave a high salary & go to graduate school. Life is full of challenges, fun times & surprises. Don't lock yourself up. Have courage.
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 20
July 20 1969, 10:56 pm ET: "That's one small step for man... One giant leap for mankind." Hundreds of millions of people tuned in around the world to watch the moment Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. How NASA made it happen:
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 20
The spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong when he took humanity's first steps on the Moon today in 1969 is in our collection and went back on display at the Museum in DC last year after extensive conservation:
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The Museum of Flight Jul 21
Today in 1969, we continue on one of America’s greatest missions... Michael Collins snaps a photo of the lunar module Eagle as it makes its great ascent above the Sea of Tranquility. Photo: NASA
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 24
On this day in 1969, the astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling the second half of JFK's Moonshot: "...and returning him safely to Earth." More on Apollo 11:
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 25
The astronauts received a number of awards and accolades for their history-making spaceflight. This Congressional Space Medal of Honor was awarded to Neil Armstrong in 1978. We explore the symbolism used on the physical medal on the blog:
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PBS NewsHour Jul 20
At this moment 51 years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong β€” speaking from the surface of the moon β€” read a plaque that was mounted on the lunar module: "We came in peace for all mankind."
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 23
You may not be able to visit Neil Armstrong's spacesuit in person this anniversary, but you *can* explore it virtually. Check out 's ultra-realistic 3D model of the suit:
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Julia Jul 20
Fast forward to 2020 and a Falcon has landed on a droneship for the 57th time. B1058.2 just broke the Shuttle Atlantis turnaround time at 51 days since launching the DM-2 mission. Happy moon landing day!
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Christina Korp Jul 24
51 years ago splashed back down to Earth. This mission changed the world and inspired a generation - the game changers of today, who are shaping our future in space. Here are notable people who used that inspiration to pursue their dreams.
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National Air and Space Museum Jul 21
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had a lot to do during their busy EVA, including collecting lunar samples, setting up scientific experiments, raising the U.S. flag, and unveiling the plaque on the leg of the lunar module. Not a bad day at the office.
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Armstrong Jul 24
July 24, 1969 "Gee, you look great. Do you feel as good as you look?" "Oh we feel just perfectly, Mister President." Richard Nixon congratulates the crew through the window of a Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the USS Hornet. will keep them inside for 21 days.
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AstroTurin Jul 24
51 years ago today! Three images of Earth taken by Apollo 11 astronauts during the last few hours of their approach back to Earth (left to right) from 41,400 miles, 23,800 miles, and approximately 11,500 miles.
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