Buzz Aldrin stands next to the American flag on the surface of the Moon, July 1969
Buzz Aldrin stands next to the American flag on the surface of the Moon, Apollo 11 mission, July 1969. US astronaut Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, in the Sea of Tranquility during an Apollo 11 moon walk. The footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the lunar soil. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. The Apollo 11 Lunar Module, code named Eagle, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on board, landed in the Sea of Tranquillity on 20 July 1969. Apollo 11 was the fifth manned Apollo mission, and was the first to land on the Moon.
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Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin with the Lunar Rover, August 1971. Artist: Unknown
Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin, with the Lunar Rover with Mount Hadley in the background, August 1971. The Lunar Rover, which enabled the Apollo astronauts to travel further across the moon, was first used on Apollo 15. Apollo 15, the fourth successful lunar landing mission, was launched on 26 July 1971. It carried astronauts David Scott, Irwin and Alfred Worden. Worden remained in lunar orbit in the Apollo Command and Service Module while the other two astronauts descended to the moon.
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