The Apollo 11 astronauts, 1969.
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Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, 1969. They are pictured in casual clothes with their Saturn V rocket in the background. Armstrong was the Mision Commander, Aldrin the Lunar Module pilot and Collins, who remained in lunar orbit while the other two astronauts landed on the Moon, was the Command Module pilot. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mision, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969.