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    Default The first thing you do when you get back from the Moon

    Check out this image sent to me by the photo archivist here at Langley Research Center. It shows Neil Armstrong playing ukulele in the quarantine quarters aboard the USS Hornet after the Apollo 11 splashdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPA_Ukuleles View Post
    Check out this image sent to me by the photo archivist here at Langley Research Center. It shows Neil Armstrong playing ukulele in the quarantine quarters aboard the USS Hornet after the Apollo 11 splashdown.

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    Wow. That’s pretty neat. Thanks for sharing

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    Very cool! Never would've expected.

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    Awesome picture and video. Thanks for sharing!

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    I have seen that before.......but I think the first thing I would do is just breath in the fresh salt air.....or now the desert air...........then pull out the ukulele and play many happy return songs.....

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    Yes, that's been around for a while. Great promotional moment for the uke.


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    Yeah, breathing in fresh air would have been good. But they were immediately quarantined in a modified Airstream trailer for three weeks. Just in case they brought back an unknown virulent virus or bacterium. With filtered and treated recirculated air. They had a LOT of time to kill.
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    I wonder if anyone on the International Space Station has been known to play the uke.

    If so, I've not seen any mention of it in the news reports over the years.

    Given the restrictions on minimal personal items, maybe a uke is small enough to qualify?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe King View Post
    I wonder if anyone on the International Space Station has been known to play the uke.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/8319493888/

    The thing I've been trying to find out for years is: what song(s) did Neil Armstrong play in quarantine? Or was he just noodling?

    And the other obvious question, since we ukulele players need to plan ahead for the space tourism industry: what will be the first song you play in space?

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