Legendary Astronauts Awarded Congressional Gold Medals (photos)

First man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong delivers his acceptance speech
Jeff Malet
First man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong delivers his acceptance speech

Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the nation's highest civilian honor, on Wednesday, Nov, 16, 2011. The ceremony was held in the US Capitol Rotunda. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Aldrin, pilot of the lunar module, was the second to step foot on the moon. Collins piloted Apollo 11’s command module. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. Click on the icons below to view photos of the event. (All photos by Jeff Malet)

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