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New Evidence Suggests Apollo 11's Lunar Ascent Module Could Still Be Orbiting the Moon

Discover Mag
 2021-07-28

Cover picture for the articleOn July 21, 1969, Apollo 11’s Eagle lunar ascent stage lifted off from the surface of the Moon to rendezvous with the command module Columbia in orbit. After docking, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin clambered back into Columbia carrying 22 kilograms of lunar rock. The crew then closed the hatch and the command module returned to Earth.

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