July 8, 2009

Apollo 11 Mission

Apollo 11 launches from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. (NASA)
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Apollo 11 launches from the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. (NASA)

Apollo 11 heads for the moon on July 16, 1969. (NASA)
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Apollo 11 heads for the moon on July 16, 1969. (NASA)

The full moon as taken from the Apollo 11 spacecraft on July 21, 1969. (NASA)
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The full moon as taken from the Apollo 11 spacecraft on July 21, 1969. (NASA)
The Apollo 11 lunar module descends to the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. (NASA)
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The Apollo 11 lunar module descends to the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. (NASA)
Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.'s footprint on lunar soil. (NASA)
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Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.'s footprint on lunar soil. (NASA)

Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. near the lunar module on July 20, 1969. The photograph was taken by commander Neil Armstrong. (NASA)
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Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. near the lunar module on July 20, 1969. The photograph was taken by commander Neil Armstrong. (NASA)

The view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft of the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon on July 20, 1969. (NASA)
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The view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft of the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon on July 20, 1969. (NASA)

Neil Armstrong on the moon. (NASA)
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Neil Armstrong on the moon. (NASA)

The rescue of the Apollo 11 crew after splashdown on July 24, 1969. (Don Blair)
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The rescue of the Apollo 11 crew after splashdown on July 24, 1969. (Don Blair)

The Apollo 11 crew receives a hero’s welcome on Aug. 13, 1969, during a ticker-tape parade on Aug. 13, 1969, in New York. (NASA)
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The Apollo 11 crew receives a hero’s welcome on Aug. 13, 1969, during a ticker-tape parade on Aug. 13, 1969, in New York. (NASA)

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