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people waving American flags and celebrating the landing of the Apollo 11 moon mission
July 2, 2020

Safe Landing

The cover story for the December 1969 issue was about Apollo 11—the first walk on the moon. Here, Dr. Robert Gilruth, director of the Manned Spacecraft Center at NASA, celebrates the astronauts' safe return to Earth.
Photograph by Otis Imboden, Nat Geo Image Collection

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