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NASA has released new photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing

The Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon on July 20th, 1969. Image: REUTERS/Neil Armstrong/NASA/Handout

Kate Whiting

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Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin Jr, Lunar Module (LM) pilot descends from the LM, climbing down the ladder. Lunar horizon visible in background.  Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled S.  Film Type: Ektachrome EF SO168 color film on a 2.7-mil Estar polyester base taken with a 60mm lens. Sun angle is Medium. Tilt direction is Northeast (NE).
Buzz Aldrin leaves the lunar module Eagle and prepares to walk on the moon. This photo was taken by his fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, with a 70 mm lunar surface camera. Image: NASA
Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near a leg of the lunar module during the Apollo 11 Image: NASA
AS11-42-6179 (19 July 1969) --- This photograph of the solar corona was taken from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during trans-lunar coast and prior to lunar orbit insertion. The moon is the dark disc between the spacecraft and the sun.
This photograph showing the solar corona was taken from the Apollo 11 spacecraft before reaching the moon – the dark disc between the spacecraft and the sun. Image: NASA
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After exploring the moon's surface, Armstrong and Aldrin returned to the Eagle to prepare for liftoff. The lunar module had its own propulsion system, and an engine to lift it off the moon and send it towards the orbiting command module. In this photograph, its ascent is seen with the Earth in the background, just before the rendezvous with the command module. Image: NASA
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