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22 Results for Category Astronauts

Apollo 11 laughing through quarantine window

Did you know that Apollo 11 astronauts were quarantined after their return to Earth? Learn about the events surrounding Apollo 11’s splashdown and the weeks following.


Buzz Aldrin saves the day with a felt tip pen

Hear how Buzz Aldrin used a felt tip pen to assist with the ascent off the lunar surface during Apollo 11.


As the world watched the outcome of Apollo 11, the first attempted lunar landing, employees in the NASA Mission Control Center held their breaths during the entire descent.

During this special "Tell Me A Story: Astronaut Tales," astronaut Charlie Duke recalls the tense moments in Mission Control as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon with less than a minute of descent fuel remaining.


Astronaut Al Worden receiving his Guiness World Records for being the lonliest man and the first spacewalk.

In this edition of “Tell Me a Story,” astronaut Al Worden talks about the time he received two Guinness World Records, but no beer?


Apollo astronaut playing a game of baseball against the Apollo launch teams.

During this throwback “Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch,” hear about a softball game between Apollo astronauts and the support crew…and what the scoreboard said!