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Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module

Description The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit. This view is looking west with the earth rising above the lunar horizon. Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon. The Lunar Module is approaching from below. The mare area in the background is Smyth's Sea. At right center is International Astronomical Union crater no. 189.


Image # AS11-44-6634

Date: July 21, 1969

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Taken on July 21, 1969