Space History Photo: Apollo 11 Launch
The swing arms move away, signaling the launch of Apollo 11.
Credit: NASA.
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, - See more at: http://www.space.com/22093-bean-samples-ocean-of-storms.html#sthash.kMzGywep.dpuf
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, - See more at: http://www.space.com/22093-bean-samples-ocean-of-storms.html#sthash.kMzGywep.dpuf

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, at 9:32 a.m. EDT on July 16, 1969, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A.

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