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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)

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 19…

Apollo 11 pre-launch press conference, July 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)

Apollo 11 launch control, Cape Canaveral, July…

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

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Canaveral, July…

Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Canaveral, July 16, 1969.

Apollo 11 roars off the launch pad, July 16, 1…

Apollo 11 roars off the launch pad, July 16, 1969.

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz A…

Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, shortly after they completed humanity’s first walk on the Moon in July 1969. They both look like epic variations on the cat who ate the canary. (NASA)

Custom-made light meter used during the Apollo…

Custom-made light meter used during the Apollo 11 mission.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

Apollo 11 lands on the Moon, painted by Pierre…

Apollo 11 lands on the Moon, painted by Pierre Mion for National Geographic, 1969.