Space History Photo: John C. Houbolt stands at a blackboard, showing his space rendezvous concept for lunar landings on July 24, 1962. Lunar Orbital Rendezvous (LOR) would be used in the Apollo program. Although Houbolt did not invent the idea of LOR, he was the person most responsible for pushing it at NASA.
Space History Photo: Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site. This picture on Apr. 21, 1972, looking eastward, was taken by astronaut John W. Young, Commander.
A photo, taken by the Apollo 11 crew on their way home from the moon, showed both the first and last lunar landing sites. The first manned lunar landing, Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, occurred at the southwestern part of the Sea of Tranquility. Apollo 17, the final Apollo mission, touched down in the Taurus-Littrow area, a combination mountainous highland and lowlands valley region.
Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module (July 21, 1969) The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit