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July 20, 1969 – A view of the southwestern Sea of Tranquility seen from the Apollo 11 lunar module. (NASA)

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

How to wear an Apollo 11 spacesuit. “It might be called a one-man spaceship of the smallest possible dimensions.” From the NASA documentary Moonwalk One, 1971.

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin at Cape Canaveral, July 1969.

March 6, 1969 – Astronaut Dave Scott emerges from the command module during the Apollo 9 Earth orbit mission, a prelude to lunar missions just a few months later.

Welcome home to the Apollo 8 astronauts, December 1968.

December 27, 1968: Apollo 8 comes home. “Reentry, splashdown, acquisition, recovery.”

EARTHRISE ON CHRISTMAS EVE – The Earth rises over the Moon’s horizon, December 24, 1968, photographed from lunar orbit by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders. (NASA)

Behold the ultimate Christmas ornaments, the Earth and Moon seen from the Apollo 8 spacecraft during its yuletide lunar odyssey, December 21-27, 1968.


A telescopic tracking camera follows the flight path of Apollo 8 as it hurtles toward space, December 21, 1968. (Stellar Views)