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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, 2…

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, 20 July 1969. (NASA)

Belgian poster art for Moon Zero Two, 1969.

Belgian poster art for Moon Zero Two, 1969.

SPACE COOKIES – Here we have a package of Apol…

SPACE COOKIES – Here we have a package of Apollo 11 sugar cookie cubes. Sealed in a 4-ply, laminated film coating, the sweet treats could be eaten without the addition of water and were bite-sized to avoid the chances of crumbs getting loose in a zero-gravity environment. Fun fact: The sugar cookies were manufactured by the Whirlpool Corporation.

(Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)

“Tranquility Base” on the Moon, pi…

“Tranquility Base” on the Moon, pictured in Revell box art for an Apollo 11 model, 1969.

Paul Lehr cover art for The Aliens Among Us by…

Paul Lehr cover art for The Aliens Among Us by James White, 1969.

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 19…

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 1969.

John Berkey cover art for Spartan Planet by A….

John Berkey cover art for Spartan Planet by A. Bertram Chandler, 1969.

Views of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape…

Views of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, July 14, 1969, not long the launch of Apollo 11. Illustrated in watercolor and felt-tip pen by Robert McCall.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

Bruce Pennington cover art for A Princess of M…

Bruce Pennington cover art for A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1969.

Apollo 11 launch control, Cape Canaveral, July…

Apollo 11 launch control, Cape Canaveral, July 16, 1969.