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Sunday, July 20, 2014

45 Years Ago Today!

As seen from the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, the lunar module Eagle prepares to head towards the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969.
NASA

The Eagle Prepares to Land (Press Release)

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal to the crew to shut down the descent engine.

Source: NASA.Gov

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A footprint is left on the surface of the Moon by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969.
NASA

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