Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin taking soil sample

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin taking soil sample

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This image is part of the feature Apollo 11 Anniversary

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Caption: Apollo 11 photograph of astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin taking a lunar soil sample. In the background is the apparatus used for the Solar Wind Experiment, which comprises a sheet of silvery foil which traps particles in the air. Apollo 11 was the first manned lunar landing mission, launched on 16 July, 1969. It landed on the moon on July 20.

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Keywords: apollo 11, apollo program, july 1969, manned spaceflight, programme, soil sampling, space, space race

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