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  • The world celebrates 50 years since the man's flight to the moon


    Exactly 50 years ago, the famous Apollo 11 spacecraft set off for the moon, taking Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the surface of the Earth satellite. We offer you to get acquainted with the unique NASA images taken during this historic flight.

    From left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin Aldrin

    From left to right: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin Aldrin

    On July 16, 1969, the American manned spacecraft of the Apollo 11 series left Earth and went to the Moon. On July 20, crew commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Edwin Aldrin put the ship’s lunar module in the south-western region of the Sea of Tranquility.

    Apollo 11 crew commander Neil Armstrong during training

    Apollo 11 crew commander Neil Armstrong during training

    Takeoff of Apollo 11

    Takeoff of Apollo 11

    According to the NASA report, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin were on the surface of the moon for 21 hours 36 minutes and 21 seconds. During this time, they made one exit to the lunar surface for 2 hours, 31 minutes and 40 seconds. The astronauts erected a US flag near the landing site and collected more than 20 kg of samples for research. Michael Collins, the pilot of the command module, was waiting for other crew members in circumlunar orbit.

    Edwin Aldrin on the surface of the moon preparing equipment

    Edwin Aldrin on the surface of the moon preparing equipment

    Edwin Aldrin on the surface of the moon preparing equipment

    Edwin Aldrin on the surface of the moon preparing equipment

    Edwin Aldrin near the lunar module

    Edwin Aldrin near the lunar module

    Edwin Aldrin near the installed US flag on the surface of the moon

    Edwin Aldrin near the installed US flag on the surface of the moon

    US flag on the surface of the moon

    US flag on the surface of the moon

    Shadow of Apollo 11 on the moon

    Shadow of Apollo 11 on the moon

    View of the Earth from the cabin "Apollo 11"

    View of the Earth from the cabin "Apollo 11"

    View of the Earth from the cabin "Apollo 11"

    View of the Earth from the cabin "Apollo 11"

    Landing "Apollo 11" in the Pacific

    Landing "Apollo 11" in the Pacific

    Landing "Apollo 11" in the Pacific

    Landing "Apollo 11" in the Pacific

    On July 24, 1969, the entire crew of the Apollo 11 successfully returned, landing in the Pacific Ocean.


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