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View of the full Moon photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its homeward journey. The spacecraft was already 18,500 km away when the photograph was taken. Apollo 11 was the first manned lunar landing mission; the lunar module, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, landed in the Sea of Tranquility on 20 July, 1969.
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