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Featured Map for 20 July 2014:
The Eagle Has Landed

 
Apollo 11 mission patch 45 years ago, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) landed on the moon. Six hours later, Neil Armstrong and then Buzz Aldrin became the first of 12 humans (so far) to set foot on another globe—still on 20 July 1969 in the United States—while Michael Collins stayed in orbit aboard the Command Module (CM). Most of us old enough to have witnessed the event live have clear memories of it. (I was with my mom at my aunt and uncle's house in Kansas City.)

As part of its celebration of the historic event, NASA made available A New Look at the Apollo 11 Landing Site, a visualization of the Apollo 11 landing site using data from the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter.

Today's Featured Map shows where Apollo 11 landed, along with the sites of the other Apollo landings.

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