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1969. “This view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft shows Earth rising above the moon’s horizon.”

19 Historic Photographs of NASA’s Apollo Missions.

The Apollo program was the largest peacetime commitment of resources in United States history. Landing a man on the moon cost an estimated $23 billion. Six of the spacecrafts out of a total of 17 successfully landed and returned from the moon. On July 20th, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon; the first to do so. The following images were taken from the NASA multimedia archives. Vintage Photographs on Photistoric.

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1969. “A view of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module (LM), “Spider”, in a lunar landing configuration, as photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission.”


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1969. “Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface.”


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1969. “Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, is about to step off the ladder of the Lunar Module to join astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., mission commander, in extravehicular activity (EVA).”


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1970. “Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Apollo 14 commander, pulls the modular equipment transporter (MET) under weightless conditions aboard an Air Force KC-135 out of Patrick Air Force Base.”


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1969. “A progress photograph of sample experiments being conducted in the Manned Spacecraft Center’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory with lunar material brought back to Earth by the crew of the Apollo 11 mission.”


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1970. “As the problem-plagued Apollo 13 crewmen entered their final 24 hours in space, several persons important to the mission remained attentive at consoles in the Mission Operations Control Room of the Mission Control Center at Manned Spacecraft Center.”


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1970. “This is a family portrait of astronaut Fred W. Haise Jr. and his family.”


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1970. “A fish-eye lens view showing astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr. (foreground) and Edgar D. Mitchell in the Apollo lunar module mission simulator at the Kennedy Space Center during preflight training for the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission.”


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1969. “High-angle view at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), showing the Apollo 12 (Spacecraft 108/Lunar Module 6/Saturn 507) space vehicle on the way from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Pad A.”


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1969. “An oblique of the Crater Daedalus on the lunar farside as seen from the Apollo 11 spacecraft in lunar orbit.”


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1968. “This is a photograph taken from the Apollo 8 spacecraft looking back at the Saturn V third (S-IVB) stage from which the spacecraft had just separated following trans-lunar injection.”


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1971. “An overall view of the Apollo 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) and the Lunar Module (LM) during simulations at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).”


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1967. “Earth as viewed from 10,000 miles.”


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1969. “Astronaut Alan L. Bean holds a Special Environmental Sample Container filled with lunar soil collected during the extravehicular activity (EVA) in which astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander, and Bean, lunar module pilot, participated.”


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1969. “Atlantic coast of South Carolina as photographed from the Apollo 9 spacecraft during its Earth-orbital mission.”


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1969. “Gold Olive Branch Left on the Moon by Neil Armstrong.”


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1969. “Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Lunar Module pilot, is photographed during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on the lunar surface.”


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1968. ” The Apollo 8 prime crew is seen inside Apollo Boilerplate 1102A during water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.”

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