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apollo 11 was the first mission to go to the moon. it was named after the greek god of the sun

Apollo 11 Crew NASA from left: Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot --Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. On July 1969 at PM, EDT the Lunar Module ".

On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left Low Earth Orbit. Crewed by Commander Eugene A. Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald E. Evans and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison P. Schmitt, the Apollo 17 mission was the first to include a scientist.

The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

The first man and the last man to walk on the moon. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong and Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan share a warm smile, camaraderie and a clasp of hands. Neil's ground breaking EVA lasted just over two hours. Cernan, as he was proud to say, spent 3 days on the Lunar surface, where he had a house, a car and a job, spending almost  a full day working on the moon over 3 EVAs. (Thanks to SpaceHipsters for this pic) #apollo

The first man and the last man to walk on the moon. Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong and Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan share a warm smile.

Apollo 7 Launch

The Apollo IB space vehicle is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 34 at a. October First manned Apollo launch.

These Apollo 11 Mission Photos Will Transport You Back To A Remarkable Day In History

PHOTOS: Rare Glimpses Of Historic Apollo 11 Mission

Apollo 11 astronaut crew from left: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and…

Lunar Encore Leads to First Precision Extraterrestrial Landing

Lunar Encore Leads to First Precision Extraterrestrial Landing

Kennedy challenged the nation to "land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth" before the end of the decade. With the flight of Apollo 45 years ago this month, NASA achieved that goal a second time.

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Longform You Have to Read: Jeanne Marie Laskas’ American Visions

Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin on the 30th anniversary of their mission, July 21, 1999.

Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin on the anniversary of their mission, July 1999 - 15 years ago today.

The ORIGINAL Crew of Apollo 13. Astronaut T.K. "Ken" Mattingly was the original Command Module Pilot until it was thought he was exposed to the Measles (Ken is the one in the center of the picture). He was replaced by John (Jack) Swigert, Jr.

The original Apollo 13 crew. From left to right are: Commander, James A Lovell, Command Module pilot, Thomas K Mattingly and Lunar Module pilot Fred W Haise. Commander Lovel: Bring back traditional flying skills.

Armstrong and Aldrin

This July 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U. flag on the lunar surface (Photo: AP)

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APOLLO 17: Astronautas Fotografam Misteriosos Objetos "UFOS" em Movimento na Lua!

APOLLO Astronauts photograph Mysterious Objects "UFO" Moving on the moon!