One Giant Visit for Balad

Astronauts Neil Armstrong (left), Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan answer questions during an appearance for 700 service members in the Sustainer Theater, Joint Base Balad, Iraqi, Oct. 11, 2010. During a panel discussion, the spaceflight pioneers shared their groundbreaking aerospace experiences. As Apollo 11 commander, Neil Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon; retired Navy Capt. Jim Lovell was the commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission; retired Navy Capt. Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, was the last human to depart from the moon. The visit was part of the "Legends of Aerospace Tour,” with former “Good Morning America” host David Hartman. Sponsored by the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment, the tour visited bases in Europe and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Robert Couse-Baker)

  • 2HandzUp1913 PRO 5y

    wow that is amazing; great shot
  • carliewired 5y

    A great shot of a great trio! Wonderful to think they'd take the time to visit the troops. An inspiration to everyone, I'm sure.
  • Sherwood Harrington PRO 5y

    Wonderful! It's nice to see Armstrong smiling.
  • Dan Mckiernan 5y

    What an amazing set of guests!
  • Photo--Graphy 5y

    Beautiful !!!
  • Jim Hamann 5y

    I can't imagine the pride they must have for what they've accomplished. David Hartman? Now there's a name I haven't heard for a while.
  • HelenHates Peas PRO 5y

    Woah- Bob!!! Thats such a cool 'guest speaker line up'!!!!!
  • d francis 5y

    Wow! Three supermen.
    To see what they have.
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Taken on October 11, 2010
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