Father and son observe Apollo 11 launch, the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969 ~ RIP Neil Armstrong. photograph by Ralph Crane
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After finishing at the equipment bay, Neil joined Buzz at the ladder. Buzz gave the camera to Neil, who took four frames of the commemorative plaque on the ladder strut and three pictures of the bulk sample area. This is the first of the plaque photos.
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In this July 16, 1969, file photo, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong gives a thumbs up signal as the three Apollo astronauts walk to the transfer van en route to the Saturn Five rocket ready to blast off for the moon, July 16, 1969, Cape Kennedy, Fla.