Eagle heading homeward
This July 21, 1969, photograph shows the ascent stage of the Apollo 11 lunar module over the moon with earth looming in the black sky above. Eagle lifted off to join the command module for the trip home the day after two U.S. astronauts were the first humans to walk on the moon. The astronauts returned to earth on July 24.
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