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Nixon Calls Apollo 11 Moonwalkers

Nixon Calls Apollo 11 Moonwalkers

The Queen sent a message of congratulations to Apollo 11 astronauts for the first moon landing on July 21, 1969. The message was microfilmed and deposited on the moon in a metal container. Here she is meeting the Apollo 11 Astronauts after their trip to the moon in 1969 - an ice-blue satin cocktail dress ensures that she is seen against the black of their suits...

Queen Elizabeth II with the Apollo 11 astronauts at Buckingham Palace, Left to right: Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin

Apollo 11 crew, Armstrong, Collins, & Aldrin chat over drinks in Houston, 1969. Photograph by Ralph Morse.

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Apollo 11 crew Neil Armstrong Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin chat over drinks in Houston March 1969

Astronaut Group 5 - back row L-R: Jack Swigert, Bill Pogue, Ron Evans, Paul Weitz, Jim Irwin, Gerald Carr, Stu Roosa, Al Worden, Ken Mattingly, Jack Lousma; front row L-R: Ed Givens, Edgar Mitchell, Charlie Duke, Don Lind, Fred Haise, Joe Engle, Vance Brand, John Bull, Bruce McCandless

The astronauts who put the USA on the moon by Kevin Orrman-Rossiter The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into an elliptical low Earth orbit on October This surprise precipitated the space age.

https://flic.kr/p/mFp8eU | Apollo 11 Pre-Flight Press conference, Johnson Space Center, TX, July 5, 1969 | NASA INFO: The three prime crewmen of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission participate in a pre-flight press conference in the bldg 1 auditorium on July 5, 1969. Left to right, are Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot; and Michael Collins, command module pilot. The box-like enclosure surrounding the three astronauts was part of elaborate…

https://flic.kr/p/mFp8eU | Apollo 11 Pre-Flight Press conference, Johnson Space Center, TX, July 5, 1969 | NASA INFO: The three prime crewmen of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission participate in a pre-flight press conference in the bldg 1 auditorium on July 5, 1969. Left to right, are Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot; and Michael Collins, command module pilot. The box-like enclosure surrounding the three astronauts was part of elaborate…

(from astronautfashions tumblr)  Scott and Armstrong stylin’ after their hair raising journey, 1966. Wire photo. Nobody does it better.

asonlynasacan: “ Scott and Armstrong stylin’ after their hair raising journey, Wire photo.

November 5, 1969. President Nixon meets the Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin,Jr., and Michael Collins, on the lawn of the White House on their return from their Global Goodwill Tour.

President Nixon meets the Apollo 11 astronauts, Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins, on the lawn of the White House

Neil Armstrong and Alan Shepard at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas in 1964 (Las Vegas News Bureau Archives)

We recently came across an old photo by Las Vegas News Bureau Archives that shows soon-to-be National Hero Neil Armstrong dining with fellow hero Alan Shepard at The Riviera long before walking on the moon.

This group portrait was taken at Philmont Scout Ranch in northeastern New Mexico during a 3-6 June 1964 geology field trip. From left to right, they are: Pete Conrad, Buzz Aldrin, Dick Gordon, Ted Freeman, Charlie Bassett, Walt Cunningham, Neil Armstrong, Donn Eisele, Rusty Schweikhart (behind Eisele), Jim Lovell, Mike Collins (partly hidden behind Lovell), Elliot See, Gene Cernan (behind See), Ed White, Roger Chaffee, Gordon Cooper, C.C. Williams (behind Cooper), Bill Anders, Dave Scott ...

NASA sent a team of astronauts to Philmont to study the geology in preparation for the launch.

President Richard Nixon meets the astronauts and their wives on 15 August 1969. Photograph: NASA/AFP/Getty Images

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon – in pictures

President Richard Nixon meets the astronauts and their wives on 15 August Photograph: NASA/AFP/Getty Images

Former astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. posing w. a small model of his 1971 Apollo gettyimages.com

Former astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. posing w. a small model of his 1971 Apollo

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Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean steps down to moon's surface during his 1969 flight.

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