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NASA's Historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing in Pictures

Apollo 11 American Flag Patch

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This American flag patch is from the left arm on Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 suit. This image was taken in April 2006 at the National Air and Space Museum's Garber Facility in Suitland, MD.

Buzz Aldrin Steps Out

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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, egresses the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" and begins to descend the steps of the LM ladder as he prepares to walk on the moon.

Armstrong and Aldrin in Lunar Module

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Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong (left), commander, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, are seen standing by the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" ladder in this black and white reproduction taken from a telecast by the Apollo 11 lunar surface television camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA).

Apollo 11 Astronauts Greet Officials

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Astronauts Michael Collins (left) and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., are greeted by Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, director, Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), and others upon their release from quarantine.

Apollo 11 Module Recovery Mission

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The Apollo 11 crewmen, wearing biological isolation garments, arrive aboard the USS Hornet during recovery operations in the central Pacific.

Neil Armstrong Greets His Son

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Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 flight, greets his son Mark, on telephone intercom system, while his wife Jan and another son Eric look on.

Apollo 11 Crew Prepare to Dine

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The crewmen of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission stand in the serving line as they prepare to dine in the Crew Reception Area of the Lunar Receiving Laboratory, Building 37, Manned Spacecraft Center.

Apollo 11 Crew Post-Flight Debrieing

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The crewmen of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission go through their post flight debriefing session on Sunday, July 27, 1969.

Apollo 11 Flight Controllers Celebrate

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Overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC), Building 30, Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), showing the flight controllers celebrating the successful conclusion of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.

Apollo 11 Preflight Press Conference

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The three prime crewmen of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission participate in a preflight press conference in the Building 1 auditorium on July 5, 1969.

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