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Remembering the Apollo 11 Mission

Photos from NASA's Apollo 11 mission...45 years later.

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Forty-five years ago, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Aldrin and Armstrong, along with Michael Collins, were part of a mission known as Apollo 11.

The three traveled aboard a Saturn V rocket.

In this photo, the Saturn V rocket sits ready for launch at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

(Photo: NASA Kennedy/Twitter)

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Apollo 11 crew members pose for a photo. From left to right, mission commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins and lunar module pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

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The crew and Deke Slayton discuss the mission over a traditional launch day breakfast of steak and eggs.

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Aldrin suits up after breakfast.

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Armstrong gets ready to put on his helmet.

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Technician Joe Schmitt helps Collins suit up for launch.

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The crew walks the hallways of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building (MSOB) en route to their van.

The van will transport the crew to the launchpad.

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Representatives of the media gather in preparation for launch.

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The crew prepares to ride the van to the launchpad, where their spacecraft awaits them.

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Managers and engineers monitor the Apollo 11 countdown.

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Apollo 11 fires up its jets and lifts off.

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President Lyndon Johnson, First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and Vice President Spiro Agnew watch the Apollo 11 liftoff.

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Apollo 11 clears the launch tower and heads to space.

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The Saturn V rocket soars at a height of about 39 miles.

The rocket had three modules: The Command Module, Service Module and Lunar Module.

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The Lunar Module "Eagle" orbits the moon and prepares to land.

Aldrin and Armstrong are aboard the Lunar Module.

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Aldrin poses for a photo inside "Eagle."

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Armstrong poses for a photo inside "Eagle."

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The Command Module "Columbia" separates from "Eagle."

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Collins is aboard the Command Module.

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Armstrong sets foot on the moon as "Eagle" lands.

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A boot print on the surface of the moon.

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Aldrin walks on the moon and prepares to conduct scientific experiments.

(AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong)
A view of Earth rising over the moon's horizon.

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Aldrin poses for a photo next to the U.S. flag on the moon.

(AP Photo/NASA, Neil Armstrong)
A panoramic view of the moon.

(Photo: NASA/Apollo 11)
Aldrin walks on the moon.

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Aldrin stands on the moon and looks at "Eagle."

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"Eagle" rises from the moon's surface to dock with Command Module "Columbia" and return to Earth.

(AP Photo/NASA)
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