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Tranquility Base
Tranquility Base is the site on the Moon where, on 20 July 1969, humans landed and walked on a celestial body other than Earth for the first time. This photograph was taken during the Apollo 11 mission by commander Neil Armstrong and shows crewmember Buzz Aldrin and the various scientific experiments he has just deployed on the Moon's surface. In the background at far right is the Lunar Module Eagle; the US flag planted at the site during their moonwalk was blown over the next day by the exhaust of the ascent rocket.Photograph credit: Neil Armstrong

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