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THESE APOLLO 11 MISSION PHOTOS WILL TRANSPORT YOU BACK TO A REMARKABLE DAY IN HISTORY

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history when he landed on the moon with Buzz Aldrin and took that first “small step for mankind” on the lunar surface. Forty-five years later, we remember that day during the Apollo 11 mission as one that changed the world forever.

While you’ve probably seen the iconic picture of Buzz Aldrin next to the U.S. flag, you probably haven’t seen these behind the scenes photos of the Apollo 11 mission. So check out photos of their launch day breakfast and suiting up to leave the earth here.

(Photos: NASA History Office and the NASA JSC Media Services Center)

48th Anniversary of the First Lunar Landing

On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong made the famous first step on the lunar surface. Millions watched Neil Armstrong step off the lunar module, and say his very very famous quote. Buzz Aldrin later stepped off the lunar module and joined Neil Armstrong. Today marks the 48th anniversary of this historic and great event.

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An exhaustive, search for some tapes that contained the original footage of the Apollo 11 moonwalk has concluded that they were probably destroyed during a period when NASA was erasing old magnetic tapes and reusing them to record satellite data.

The lost tapes mean that the world will never again see the original images beamed back to Earth by the lunar camera that is now resting on the moon’s dusty Sea of Tranquility, right where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left it.