APOLLO 11: New Before-and-After Photos of Moon Bases

APOLLO 11: New Before-and-After Photos of Moon Bases
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This newly restored 1967 image from the Lunar Orbiter 3 spacecraft shows what would become the landing site of the Apollo 14 mission in February 1971.

In addition to collecting over 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of moon rocks, Apollo 14 astronauts also famously hit golf balls and brought seeds to the lunar surface, later to be planted on Earth as "moon trees."

(See other restored 1960s images of the moon, used to pick Apollo landing sites, and read a 40th-anniversary interview with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.)
—Photograph courtesy Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project; image alignment by National Geographic News staff
 
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