NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

View of the earth, moon, and lunar module during ascent. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 mission. Original film magazine was labeled V. Film Type: S0-368 color taken with a 80mm lens. NASA Photo
View of the earth, moon, and lunar module during ascent. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 mission. Original film magazine was labeled V. Film Type: S0-368 color taken with a 80mm lens. NASA Photo
Mission commander Neil Armstrong back aboard the Lunar Excursion Module 'Eagle' after he and Buzz Aldrin were the first human beings to explore the surface of our moon, July 20, 1969. NASA Photo
Mission commander Neil Armstrong back aboard the Lunar Excursion Module 'Eagle' after he and Buzz Aldrin were the first human beings to explore the surface of our moon, July 20, 1969. NASA Photo
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin descends from the Lunar Excursion Module 'Eagle' to the surface of the moon. NASA Photo
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin descends from the Lunar Excursion Module 'Eagle' to the surface of the moon. NASA Photo
Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon. NASA Photo
Buzz Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon. NASA Photo
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the Lunar Module "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. NASA Photo
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the Lunar Module "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. NASA Photo
This interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, during the lunar landing mission. This picture was taken by Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, prior to the moon landing. NASA Photo
This interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, during the lunar landing mission. This picture was taken by Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, prior to the moon landing. NASA Photo
Earthrise over the moon from Apollo 11. NASA Photo
Earthrise over the moon from Apollo 11. NASA Photo
Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 3/M - Earth Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 3/M - Earth Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 145/D - EVA-2, Post-EVA-3 & Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 145/D - EVA-2, Post-EVA-3 & Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 20/E - Earth orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B - Earth orbit, LM test flight. NASA Photo
Apollo 9 Hasselblad image from film magazine 21/B - Earth orbit, LM test flight. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 148/NN - Earth, LM Inspection, Orbital. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 148/NN - Earth, LM Inspection, Orbital. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 148/NN - Earth, LM Inspection, Orbital. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 148/NN - Earth, LM Inspection, Orbital. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 crew, Commander Eugene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 crew, Commander Eugene Cernan and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 151/OO - Lunar orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 151/OO - Lunar orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP - Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 152/PP - Lunar orbit, Transearth coast, SIM Bay EVA / film retrieval. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Lunar Module. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Lunar Module. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 82/SS - EVA-3. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 82/SS - EVA-3. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 46/Y - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 44/V - LM inspection, rendezvous. NASA Photo
Apollo 11 Hasselblad image from film magazine 44/V - LM inspection, rendezvous. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 85/LL - SEVA, Pre-EVA-1, EVA-1 & 2. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 85/LL - SEVA, Pre-EVA-1, EVA-1 & 2. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 140/E - EVA-3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 140/E - EVA-3. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z - EVA-2. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z - EVA-2. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 crew, Commander Eugene Cernan. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 crew, Commander Eugene Cernan. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
This photograph is the first in a sequence of pictures Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11 carrying the EASEP out to the deployment site a short way south of the spacecraft. In this picture, he is walking across the raised rim of the small crater. NASA Photo
This photograph is the first in a sequence of pictures Neil Armstrong took of Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11 carrying the EASEP out to the deployment site a short way south of the spacecraft. In this picture, he is walking across the raised rim of the small crater. NASA Photo
Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 7 Hasselblad image from film magazine 4/N - Earth Orbit. NASA Photo
Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 66/II - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 14 Hasselblad image from film magazine 66/II - EVA-1. NASA Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z - EVA-2. Nasa Photo
Apollo 12 Hasselblad image from film magazine 49/Z - EVA-2. Nasa Photo
Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 88/TT - EVA-3. NASA Photo
Apollo 15 Hasselblad image from film magazine 88/TT - EVA-3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Apollo 17 Hasselblad image from film magazine 134/B - EVA-1 & 3. NASA Photo
Plaque on the Apollo 11 Lunar Module that reads, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969". NASA Photo
Plaque on the Apollo 11 Lunar Module that reads, "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969". NASA Photo
One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin's bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. NASA Photo
One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin's bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. NASA Photo