Celebrating Apollo 11 - 20th Anniversary

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Hanging from the walls of the National Air and Space Museum, the U.S. flag loomed large and proud over the podium at the July 20 celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first lunar landing. President George H. W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle joined the three Apollo 22 astronauts- Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin for a morning ceremony. Also pictured are Secretary Adams, NASM Director Martin Harwit, Barbara Bush, Marilyn Quayle, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator Richard Truly, and Postmaster General Anthony Frank.


  • Bush, George 1924-
  • Bush, Barbara 1925-
  • Armstrong, Neil
  • Aldrin, Buzz
  • Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018
  • Quayle, James Danforth
  • Collins, Michael 1930-
  • Harwit, Martin 1931-
  • Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
  • National Air and Space Museum


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Featured in Torch August 1989

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: August 1989

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