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Apollo 11 rises to the occasion on July 16, 19…

Apollo 11 rises to the occasion on July 16, 1969.

(NASA Kennedy Space Center)

July 16, 1969 – The liftoff of Apollo 11 seen …

July 16, 1969 – The liftoff of Apollo 11 seen from inside the firing room at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag …

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell practices flag deployment for a moon landing he’ll never make, February 4, 1970.

Views of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape…

Views of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, July 14, 1969, shortly before the launch of Apollo 11. Illustrated in watercolor and felt-tip pen by Robert McCall.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

Behold Pluto, observed by the New Horizons pro…

Behold Pluto, observed by the New Horizons probe on July 14, 2015.

ON THIS DAY: A spectacular view of Charon, moo…

ON THIS DAY: A spectacular view of Charon, moon of Pluto, observed by the New Horizons space probe on July 14, 2015. (NASA)

ON THIS DAY: Astonishing Pluto, observed by th…

ON THIS DAY: Astonishing Pluto, observed by the New Horizons space probe on July 14, 2015. (NASA)

ON THIS DAY: The wispy atmosphere of Pluto, ob…

ON THIS DAY: The wispy atmosphere of Pluto, observed by the New Horizons space probe on July 14, 2015. (NASA)

July 8, 2011 – The final flight of the S…

July 8, 2011 – The final flight of the Space Shuttle era begins when the Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a 12-day mission to the ISS. Onboard are astronauts Doug Hurley, Chris Ferguson, Sandy Magnus, and Rex Walheim.

July 7, 1969 – The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket o…

July 7, 1969 – The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket on launch complex 39A at Cape Canaveral.