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Lunar Module Ascends from the Moon
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Lunar Module Ascends from the Moon

April 28, 2003
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit. Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon. The Lunar Module is approaching from below. The coordinates of the center of the lunar terrain seen below are 102 degrees east longitude and 1 degree north latitude.