The Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 was an instantly iconic moment in world history. Thus, it can be easy to forget that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were simply fulfilling the duties of their job like everyone else on Earth – mundane tasks included.
In July 2015, Aldrin reminded us this fact when he tweeted a photo of a forgotten memory of the trip: its good to travel. The picture gives an overview of the unique points of Travel Houston, TX> Cape Canaveral, Florida> Moon> Pacific Ocean> Hawaii> Houston, Texas. The grand total of repayment? Just $ 33.31. Not bad for a return ticket to the lunar surface. I let you guess whether Aldrin was repaid on time.
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history as he became the first person to walk on the moon. But there was a catch to it. Before being famous and had to go for the inevitable world tour, the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were not spared and had to go through customs controls.
Once they have completed their historic lunar landing mission, the Apollo 11 crew returned successfully to Earth July 24, 1969, where they splashed into the Pacific Ocean 920 miles (1480 km) south -west of Hawaii and 13 miles (21 km) from the USS Hornet, a Navy ship sent to pick up the crew.
Mission Operations Control Room at the end of Apollo 11
According to a customs form filed at Honolulu airport in Hawaii at that date (24 July 1969), Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin as responsible travelers said their cargo which included lunar rocks, moon dust spots and other lunar samples.
In other parts of the form, they listed their flight itinerary with Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral) in Florida as a starting point with a stopover on the moon.