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The Apollo 50th anniversary celebrations are no longer just a tale of the past, we are preparing to send humans to the Moon again in the next 5 years with our Artemis program. This time, we won’t go alone, and the Moon is no longer the final destination. We will make the journey with government, industry, and international partners in a global effort to build and test the systems needed for sending astronauts on challenging missions to Mars and beyond. Credit: NASA

The Apollo 11 crewmembers were welcomed home as the only Earthlings who had touched another land as they splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969. After greeting their families and President Richard Nixon from their quarantine unit, they were paraded through the streets of Houston, and their souvenirs of more than 47 pounds of moon rocks were prepared for further research. Credit: NASA

After a three-day journey, audiences around the world tuned in as Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind” was made 50 years ago on July 20, 1969. Credit: NASA

Not even seven years after President John F. Kennedy’s directive to go to the Moon, the Saturn V rocket was rolled out for the momentous journey and spectators gathered on nearby beaches to watch the Apollo 11 launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969. Credit: NASA

Before the historic landing on July 20, 1969, meticulous planning, several preliminary missions, and rigorous training prepared the Apollo 11 crew to set foot on the Moon. Credit: NASA

This , we celebrate how our Apollo program captured the world’s attention and demonstrated the power of America’s vision and technology. This week, we are marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing which accomplished the national objective of landing humans on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth. Credit: NASA

50 years ago today, launched on a mission to send three humans to the . 🌒 Turn your volume on and listen to the sounds from this historic launch. 🎥 credit: @NASAGlenn

Your strongest memory of Apollo 11? "Looking back at Earth from a great distance." — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Collins, the command module pilot, remained aboard the spacecraft in orbit around the Moon, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended in the lunar module "Eagle" to the surface on July 20, 1969. This historic Apollo 11 image was taken by the astronauts from lunar orbit. It's featured in the @ngadc "A Century of Lunar Photographs" exhibit, part of celebrations nationwide this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Credit: NASA Chromogenic print National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon

Fifty years ago, humans walked on the for the first time. Now, we’re getting ready to go back – this time, to stay. ⁣ ⁣ 🎥 credit: @NASA_Marshall⁣ ⁣

Galactic cherry blossoms are in peak bloom! 🌸⁣ ⁣ This scrambled galaxy as seen by @nasahubble resembles a flowering cherry blossom tree. The bright regions are actually stellar nurseries, where new stars are blooming. Some pockets of gas rotate in the opposite direction to the rest of the galaxy, suggesting that there has been a close encounter with another galaxy in the past. ⁣ Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, R. Jansen

Starry Night 2.0 🌆🌟⚡️🛰️⁣ ⁣ City lights, stars, lightning storms and satellite flares make up this composite of individual, layered photos. It’s amazing what you can capture outside the window of an orbital lab 220 miles above Earth. Enjoy this sky high view from one of our @NASAAstronauts Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station (@iss). ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/@astro_christina⁣ ⁣

Jupiter, twice as massive as all the other planets combined, has swirls for days!!!!! 🍥🍥🍥 ⁣ ⁣ Can you guess how many Earths fit across the gas giant’s clouded disks?⁣ ⁣ Swipe to see the answer! ➡️⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill⁣ ⁣

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