Man sitting on table in small room playing a ukulele while others look out window.
Image Credit: NASA
Published: July 26, 2018

Neil Armstrong, first human being to walk on the Moon, strums on a ukulele in a quarantine facility after Apollo 11 returned from the Moon.

Armstrong and crewmates Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were kept in quarantine for observation after exploring the Moon. Collins (right foreground) and Aldrin (right background) are looking out the window.

The astronauts were released from quarantine after a few weeks.

Read More

  • Apollo 11 was the first mission in which humans actually touched the Moon. Read more about Apollo 11
  • The first word spoken from the surface of another world was "Houston." The full sentence, spoken by Armstrong, was: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."

    First Word of Moon Landing


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