On July 20, 1969, this quiet, unassuming Ohioan flew a spaceship to the Moon and became the first man to walk on its surface. Our hats are off to you on your big anniversary, sir. Enjoy your chicken.
The gang’s all here: Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and Neil, with an inflatable Moon.
Both photos are from Life magazine, 1969.

Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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