Thanks from Neil Armstrong



In late 1969, Neil Armstrong visited the Goddard Space Flight Center to say thank you for the Manned Space Flight Network’s support during the mission.

Goddard Public Affairs Officer Don Witten accompanied Neil on his visit and was responsible for directing photo coverage. He has kindly shared these photos. (Don was also at Honeysuckle Creek during Apollo 8.)

Any help in identifying people, in these photos would be greatly appreciated.

 

Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 1.

Neil Armstrong on the phone at Goddard’s MSFN operations center, thanking the troops at the distant stations for their support during Apollo 11.

L-R: Dale Call, Don Witten, Neil Armstrong.

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Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 2.

Neil Armstrong on the phone at Goddard’s MSFN operations center.

L-R: Neil Armstrong, ???, Ozro Covington, Vern Stelter.

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Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 3. In the lobby at Goddard.

L-R: Eugene Wasielewski (Associate Director GSFC),
Ozro Covington (Assistant Director for Manned Space Flight),
Neil Armstrong, ???, H.W. (Bill) Wood (Division Chief of Manned Flight Operations).


Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 4.

Neil is presented with what seems to be a miniature replica of Robert Goddard’s experimental rocket launch stand.

L-R: Neil Armstrong, Eugene Wasielewski, Ozro Covington.

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Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 5.

L-R: Neil Armstrong, Eugene Wasielewski, Ozro Covington.

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Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 6. NASCOM?.

L-R: Neil Armstrong, ???, Vern Stelter (Head of GSFC Communications Division), ???, ???.

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Neil Armstrong visits Goddard

Photo 7.

Eugene Wasielewski, Ozro Covington. Neil Armstrong, Vern Stelter.

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All photos with thanks to Don Witten. Photo restoration by Colin Mackellar.
With thanks to Bob Burns for help with IDs.