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Photo-s69-45519
Apollo Imagery
Second Apollo 11 sample return container
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S69-45519 (5 Aug. 1969) --- A close-up view of the lunar rocks contained in the second Apollo 11 sample return container. The rock box was opened for the first time in the Vacuum Laboratory of the Manned Spacecraft Center's (MSC) Lunar Receiving Laboratory (LRL), Building 37, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1969. These lunar samples were collected by astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., during their lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) on July 20, 1969.

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