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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.


The exterior of the newly transformed Apollo/Saturn V Center

From touch-screen interactives to 3D holograms, check out what’s new at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.


Apollo 16 lunar module pilot Charlie Duke took a family snapshot to the moon .

Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke excited his young sons by bringing a family portrait with him all of the way to the Moon.