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Earth-bound lunar mission heroes: Remember what they sacrificed and what they accomplished

A half a century ago, the Apollo 11 lunar module touched down on the moon, and astronauts put humanity’s first bootprints on the surface of another world. Milestone anniversaries like this provide a wonderful opportunity to look back and appreciate the historic achievements of NASA’s Apollo program.

... (Original Caption) Overall view of some of the console activity in the Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center, Building 30, during the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. In the foreground is George M. Low, manager, Apollo Spacecraft Program, Manned Spacecraft Center. ...