The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on July 25, 1969 · Page 3
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July 25, 1969

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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 3

Des Moines, Iowa
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Friday, July 25, 1969
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The Return of the Moon Men Frf., July 25, 196* DES MOINES REGISTER Th/Apollo 11 astronauts, from left, Neil Armstrong, aircraft carrier Hornet shortly after splashdown in the Edwni E. (Buzz) Aldrin, jr. and Michael Collins alight from Pacific Ocean. At left is Dr. Donald Stullken, recovery team thejr recovery helicopter Thursday onto the deck of the leader for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Mrs. Stephen Armstrong, mother'of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, wiped a tear while discussing the safe return of the astronauts Thursday at Wapukonetu, Ohio. The Apollo 11 crew, from left, Armstrong, from inside their mobile quarantine facility Collins and Aldrin, joked with President Nixon aboard the Hornet. .After splashdown the astronauts left their while Ll. Clancy Hatleberg, bending over, third space cjfpsule and bobbed in a life raft alongside from left, scrubbed them down with disinfectant. Mrs. Joan Aldrin, wife of the lunar module 13," and Andrew, 11, appeared Thursday at the pilot, and the couple's children, Janice, 11, Mike, Manned Spacecraft Center near Houston, Tex. After the astronauts were inside the mobile deck, the spaceship was hoisted aboard and placed quarantine facility, right, on the Hornet's hanger alongside the trailer unit. Posed at their home near Houston, Tex., after splashdown were members of the Collins family. With their mother, Mrs. Pat Collins are: Kathleen, 10; Ann, 7, and Mike, 6. Among\the visitors at the Aldrin home Thursday was John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth. After Apollo 11 completed its epic moon journey, mem- celebrated by waving United States flags and smoking the bers of Mission Control at the Manned Spacecraft Center traditional cigars.

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