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Lunar Legacy: 45 Apollo Moon Mission Photos

NASA's Launch Abort Test Builds on 50 Years of Astronaut Escape Systems

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NASA's Apollo boilerplate Pad Abort Test-1 was launched on November 7, 1963.

Apollo Spacecraft

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The American Apollo spacecraft as seen in Earth orbit from the Soviet Soyuz spacecraft. Note the special docking module attached to the Apollo capsule, specifically designed to allow the two spacecraft to join in orbit.

Back from the Moon, Apollo Astronauts Had to Go Through Customs

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A copy of the U.S. Customs form filled out by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins after their return to Earth on July 24, 1969.

NASA's Best Missions to Get High Definition Treatment

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This view of the Earth rising over the Moon's horizon was taken from the Apollo spacecraft. The lunar terrain pictured is in the area of Smyth's Sea on the nearside. Coordinates of the center of the terrain are 85 degrees east longitude and 3 degrees north latitude.

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