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November 24, 1969: Apollo 12 astronauts returned to Earth with this television camera from the Surveyor III spacecraft. The camera had been on the Moon for 2 and a half years. NASA retrieved it to learn about long-term exposure of materials to the lunar environment. / On display at Museum in DC.
November 9, 1967. Apollo 4 launches on first test flight of the Saturn V rocket. The Saturn V was used to launch astronauts on later Apollo missions to the Moon. | Photo credit: NASA
July 16, 1969: Apollo 11 launched on the first mission to land humans on the Moon. The Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at 9:32 am EDT.
To the moon July 16,1969. Liftoff of Apollo 11 spacecraft. NASA artist John Meigs, watercolor on paper.
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched on the first mission to land humans on the Moon. Launched atop a Saturn V rocket, this spacecraft, the command module "Columbia," carried astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the Moon and back.