NASA Space Center, Houston TX

Apollo 11, the US spaceflight mission, reached the moon’s surface nearly 50 years ago. As Neil Armstrong, one astronaut, steps out of the landing space craft and onto the moon’s surface, he said:

“Houston – Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind”.

“Houston”… that’s the mission control center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) of NASA, which you can partially visit today. It’s stunning to see with which ancient technology they made it to get to the moon.. and back!

Mission Control Center:
In these red visitor chairs US presidents, but also the Queen of England sat there and watched several important space missions, such as Apollo 11 or 13.
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Space Vehicle MockUp Facility:
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The Apollo spacecraft:
It’s huge.. and what’s coming back to the earth (and where the astronauts are in it) is so small..
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Vertical sleeping..

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Flying…

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… and the Three on the Road-Eagle flies to his next destiny.. on Earth 😁

 

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  1. I remember “the Eagle has landed” very well. We were then working in NYC, just coming from training/marriage/working 2.5 years in Frankfurt/Main & Bonn, Germany. It was a monumental TV program, and commentary. These pics are very informative and striking.

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