Neil Armstrong’s Family watches as Apollo 11 blasts off
You know the pit in your stomach that you feel when your significant other is leaving for a long trip? Imagine if they were leaving for the moon, and no one else had been to the moon and they weren’t sure if they were even coming back. Janet Armstrong and her family must have been feeling that mixture of intense worry, melancholy, and pride as Neil Armstrong and the crew of Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969. When the crew landed back on Earth on July 24 they were met by their wives and immediately went on a world tour to discuss their dangerous space flight. Shortly after finishing his work with NASA Neil and Janet Armstrong moved to a farm in Ohio where they kept away from the public eye.