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50 Yrs Since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing: A Look Back the Historic Images

World | Associated Press | July 20, 2019, 9:33 am
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 Images from the historic Apollo 11 mission, when man first stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969. Take a look...<br /><br />An astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the Lunar Module

Images from the historic Apollo 11 mission, when man first stepped on the moon on July 20, 1969. Take a look...

An astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the Lunar Module "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 The 363-feet Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 crew, launches from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image: NASA/AP)

The 363-feet Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11 crew, launches from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 An astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the US flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: NASA/AP)

An astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the US flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 An astronaut Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, sits inside the Lunar Module after he and Buzz Aldrin completed their extravehicular activity on the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

An astronaut Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, sits inside the Lunar Module after he and Buzz Aldrin completed their extravehicular activity on the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin works on a solar wind experiment device on the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin works on a solar wind experiment device on the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 The Earth as the Apollo 11 mission heads to the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

The Earth as the Apollo 11 mission heads to the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. descends a ladder from the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: NASA/AP)

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. descends a ladder from the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Crater Daedalus and Daedalus B during the Apollo 11 mission to reach the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

Crater Daedalus and Daedalus B during the Apollo 11 mission to reach the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 The Apollo 11 Lunar Module undocks from the Command Module on its way to the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module undocks from the Command Module on its way to the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 An US Air Force Sgt. Michael Chivaris, Clinton, Mass.; Army Spec. 4 Andrew Hutchins, Middlebury, Vt.; Air Force Sgt. John Whalin, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Army Spec. 4 Lloyd Newton, Roseburg, Ore., read a newspaper headlining the Apollo 11 moon landing, in downtown Saigon, Vietnam. (Image: AP)

An US Air Force Sgt. Michael Chivaris, Clinton, Mass.; Army Spec. 4 Andrew Hutchins, Middlebury, Vt.; Air Force Sgt. John Whalin, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Army Spec. 4 Lloyd Newton, Roseburg, Ore., read a newspaper headlining the Apollo 11 moon landing, in downtown Saigon, Vietnam. (Image: AP)

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 Flight controllers work in the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center during the Apollo 11 lunar extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

Flight controllers work in the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center during the Apollo 11 lunar extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Tranquility Base and the US flag from a window on the Lunar Module as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepare for liftoff from the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

Tranquility Base and the US flag from a window on the Lunar Module as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin prepare for liftoff from the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 President Richard Nixon gives an

President Richard Nixon gives an "OK" sign as he greets Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin in a quarantine van aboard the USS Hornet after splashdown and recovery in the Pacific Ocean. (Image: AP)

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 The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, approaches the Command and Service Modules for docking in lunar orbit. (Image: NASA/AP)

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, approaches the Command and Service Modules for docking in lunar orbit. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 An astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

An astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 An US Navy, Navy UDT swimmer Clancy Hatleberg prepares to jump from a helicopter into the water next to the Apollo 11 capsule after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, to assist the astronauts into the raft at right. (Image: NASA/AP)

An US Navy, Navy UDT swimmer Clancy Hatleberg prepares to jump from a helicopter into the water next to the Apollo 11 capsule after it splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, to assist the astronauts into the raft at right. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 A family in Tokyo watches TV showing U.S. President Richard Nixon superimposed on a live broadcast of the Apollo 11 astronauts saluting from the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

A family in Tokyo watches TV showing U.S. President Richard Nixon superimposed on a live broadcast of the Apollo 11 astronauts saluting from the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Lunar Module cabin during the translunar coast. (Image: NASA/AP)

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the Lunar Module cabin during the translunar coast. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 An astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. stands next to the Passive Seismic Experiment device on the surface of the the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: NASA/AP)

An astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. stands next to the Passive Seismic Experiment device on the surface of the the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 People watch the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launch on multiple TV's at a Sears department store in White Plains, New York. (Image: NASA/AP)

People watch the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launch on multiple TV's at a Sears department store in White Plains, New York. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 The crew of the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, module pilot; Edwin E.

The crew of the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, module pilot; Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Buzz Aldrins boot and bootprint during a test of the lunar soil during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

Buzz Aldrins boot and bootprint during a test of the lunar soil during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin walk to the van that will take the crew to the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. (Image: AP)

Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin walk to the van that will take the crew to the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. (Image: AP)

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 People line 42nd Street in New York to cheer Apollo 11 astronauts, in lead car, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong, traveling east on 42nd street, towards the United Nations. (Image: NASA/AP)

People line 42nd Street in New York to cheer Apollo 11 astronauts, in lead car, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong, traveling east on 42nd street, towards the United Nations. (Image: NASA/AP)

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 Guo JiuLe of Shanghai, China, reaches for a US flag at the entrance of Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit at the Museum of Flight, before its opening in Seattle. (Image: NASA/AP)

Guo JiuLe of Shanghai, China, reaches for a US flag at the entrance of Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit at the Museum of Flight, before its opening in Seattle. (Image: NASA/AP)

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