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Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, 1969.


Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, 1969.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Armstrong is in a practice sesion for his lunar activities with the Lunar Module in the background at the Manned Spacecraft Centre (now Johnson Space Centre) Houston, Texas. He is deploying an S-band antenna. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mision, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969, closely followed by Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. The third member of the crew, Michael Collins, remained in lunar orbit while they were on the surface.

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