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Photo-s68-31666
Apollo Imagery
Lunar Landing Research Vehicle mishap
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S68-31666 (6 May 1968) --- Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 mission commander, floats safely to the ground. The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) exploded only seconds before while Armstrong was rehearsing a lunar landing at Ellington Air Force Base near the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). The photo is a blowup of 16mm documentary motion picture recorded during the mishap.

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