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Photo-s69-39532
Apollo Imagery
Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr.
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S69-39532 (18 July 1969) --- The face of astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot of Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, is seen in this color reproduction, taken from the third television transmission, from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward the moon. Aldrin is inside the Lunar Module (LM). In the background are some the LM's controls and displays. A LM window is on the right. The LM was still docked nose to nose with the Command and Service Modules (CSM). Apollo 11 was approximately 176,000 nautical miles from Earth, and traveling at a speed of about 3,200 feet per second when this photograph was taken. Also, in the LM with Aldrin was astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander. Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained in the Command Module (CM).

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