Category: july 16

The launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969.

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

Pictures of Earth, captured on the first day of the Apollo 11 mission, July 16, 1969.

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The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, July 16-24, 1969. Painted by astronaut-artist Alan Bean, who knew a thing or two about walking on the Moon.

Planet Earth, photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, July 16, 1969.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on launch day, July 16, 1969.

Mexico and beyond, as seen from orbit on the first day of the Apollo 11 mission, July 16, 1969.

TODAY IN HISTORY: On July 16, 1969, a voyage into history begins when the Apollo 11 mission blasts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Planet Earth on July 16, 1969, photographed on the first day of the Apollo 11 mission.

July 16, 1945 – A long-exposure photo captures the Trinity nuclear test seconds after detonation. It was first atomic bomb blast in history.