From NASA's Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

From NASA's Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing - iNFOGRAPHiCs MANiA

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing - iNFOGRAPHiCs MANiA

Apollo 11 -- Apollo Space Progam -- Lunar Module (LM). This is the vehicle used by NASA to land and blast off the low gravity lunar surface environment.

Photos of each of the six Apollo landing sites photographed from low orbit by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. ALSEP stands for Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package. The astronauts' tracks as well as the rover and other items are plainly visible.

Photos of each of the six Apollo landing sites photographed from low orbit by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. ALSEP stands for Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package. The astronauts' tracks as well as the rover and other items are plainly visible.

The Apollo Command/Service Module 'Columbia', viewed from 'Eagle', stationed over the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Apollo’s Historic Lunar Landing

The Apollo Command/Service Module 'Columbia', viewed from 'Eagle', stationed over the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

NASA Apollo Program chief software engineer Margaret Hamilton

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

LUNAR ROVER DURING APOLLO 17 MISSION  >>>> Roger Launius, senior curator of space history at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, writes: "This image of Harrison Schmitt with the lunar rover makes clear one reason Apollo was never followed with additional moon landing efforts. Humanity found nothing there of value that they wished to exploit, as had happened repeatedly in previous terrestrial explorations. Schmitt and artifacts from Earth are swallowed up in the vast expanse of…

LUNAR ROVER DURING APOLLO 17 MISSION >>>> Roger Launius, senior curator of space history at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, writes: "This image of Harrison Schmitt with the lunar rover makes clear one reason Apollo was never followed with additional moon landing efforts. Humanity found nothing there of value that they wished to exploit, as had happened repeatedly in previous terrestrial explorations. Schmitt and artifacts from Earth are swallowed up in the vast expanse of…

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