View of Earth from Apollo 11 spacecraft

View of Earth from Apollo 11 spacecraft

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Credit: NASA/DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: View of Earth from the Apollo 11 lunar mission spacecraft, July 1969. The spacecraft took just over four days to reach its destination on the Moon's surface. Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first humans to walk on the moon, while third crew member Michael Collins piloted the command spacecraft in lunar orbit. The mission was launched on the 16th of July 1969 and landed on the Moon on the 20th of July. The crew splashed down in the Pacific ocean on the 24th of July.

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Keywords: 1969, 20th century, apollo 11, apollo program, astronomical, earth, earth in background, exploration, historical, history, july 1969, landing, lunar, mission, moon, nasa, planet, space, space flight, spacecraft, spaceflight, sun

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