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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 20, 1953: Scott Crossfield in cockpit of the Douglas D-558-2 after first Mach 2 flight. Photo credit: NASA
November 16, 1973: Skylab 4 Command Module launches with astronauts Gerald P. Carr, William R. Pogue, and Edward G. Gibson aboard. Skylab 4 was the third and last mission to the U.S. Space Station, Skylab, where the astronauts spent 84 days on orbit.
July 16, 1969. Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit after liftoff from Pad 39A with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr on board. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles some 55 miles downrange. This photo was taken with a 70mm telescopic camera mounted in an Air Force EC-135N plane. Photo Credit: NASA (69PC-0413, GPN-2000-000628)