Apollo Splashdown

Apollo Splashdown

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After achieving the goal of landing on the moon, the crew of Apollo 11 (Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin) returned home to Earth on July 24th, 1969.

Upon splashing down, the Apollo 11 crew underwent a 21 day quarantine. The purpose of this was to protect against the small possibility of lunar contagion. This procedure was discontinued after Apollo 14.

Image ID: 7973476880_663ef1d86d_o
Date: July 24, 1969

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Apollo 11, Splashdown, Neil Armstrong, Space, Spaceflight, Mike Collins, Buzz Aldrin, quarantine

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