During Apollo 11's historic moon mission in July 1969, astronaut Buzz Aldrin unfurls a "solar wind sheet" designed to collect atomic particles blowing from the distant sun. The Lunar Excursion Module, which got Aldrin and Neil Armstrong safely to and from the lunar surface, stands behind him. by NASA
Ralph Morse, LIFE photo, source Google/Life 2008 (Free). REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont. APOLLO 8 launch: Relive! this fantastic launch on ABC," EXCEPTIONAL HISTORICAL MOMENT " Dec. 21, 1968 VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn00BvWwke0 APOLLO 8 Launch, Walter Cronkite: "This building is shaking under us" CBS News, December 21, 1968 VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVTHJjcTHE (Apollo 8 / Saturn 5 moon rocket) Day 1: Launch and Ascent to Earth O...