Interior view of a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF), showing the Apollo 11 crewmen soon after they arrived at Ellington Air Force Base. Neil Armstrong is strumming a ukelele. Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin Jr. are looking out the window. (Feb. 27, 1969)
Picture courtesy of NASA.
Catalog Date: 27 February 1969
Film Type: 35mm BW
NASA image: S69-40210
This MQF was used by Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins immediately after their return to Earth. They remained in it for 65 hours, while the MQF was flown from the aircraft carrier Hornet to the Johnson Space Center in Houston. They were allowed to emerge once scientists were sure they were not infected with “moon germs.”