Lunar Legacy: 45 Apollo Moon Mission Photos

Apollo 10 Command and Service Modules


The Apollo 10 Command and Service Modules (CSM) are photographed from the Lunar Module (LM) after CSM/LM separation in lunar orbit.

NASA's Most Memorable Missions


Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 mission's Eagle lunar lander touchdown site as seen in July 1969.

Apollo Astronauts Bring Moon Down to Earth in Film

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Apollo 12 lunar module pilot Alan Bean steps down to moon's surface during his 1969 flight.

The moon as seen from Apollo 12


After Apollo 12 left lunar orbit this image of the moon was taken from the command module on Nov. 24, 1969.

Apollo 13


On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 lifted off for the Moon with Commander Jim Lovell, Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert and Lunar Module Pilot Fred Haise aboard. Two days later, with the spacecraft well on its way to the Moon, an oxygen tank exploded, scrubbing the lunar landing and putting the crew in jeopardy. Working with Mission Control in Houston, the crew used their lunar module as a "lifeboat," and even rigged an adapter so than a command module "air scrubber" would work in the lunar module, preventing a dangerous buildup of carbon dioxide. The mission ended safely when the crew splashed down on April 17, 1970.

Apollo 14's View of Earthrise


In this classic Apollo 14 image, taken just before the lunar module landed at Fra Mauro,Earth peeks over the edge of the moon.

Driving on the Moon


Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott photographed the Lunar Rover at the end of the last EVA.

Rove On


In this photograph, Apollo 15 lunar module pilot Jim Irwin loads the lunar rover with gear in preparation for the first lunar spacewalk at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The lunar module "Falcon"stands at the left in this image. The undeployed Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector lies on top of Falcon's Modular Equipment Stowage Assembly. This image was taken in July 1971.

How Lunar Landers Sandblasted the Moon


Images from an Apollo 15 landing movie show the dust blasted across the surface by the descending Lunar Module.

The First Lunar Rover


Astronaut James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, during the Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) on August 1, 1971, at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The first Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) on the moon, stands to the right.

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