American Austronauts Visit United Nations Headquarters
American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Col. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Col. Michael Collins of Apollo 11, the first men to land on the moon, visited the United Nations today where they attended a ceremony in their honor at the north Plaza of the United Nations General Assembly Building.
Secretary-General U Thant presenting Apollo 11 astronauts with copies of the UN postcard that was sent by the SG for inclusion on the moon flight. The card bears commemorative stamp issues for Human Rights Day, UN Day, outer space achievements and international law. Left to right: the three astronauts Col. Michael Collins, Col. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., and Neil A. Armstrong; U Thant; New York Mayor John V. Lindsay; Ambassador Jaime de Pinies (Spain), President of the Security Council for the month; and Ambassador Charles Yost, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations.