First New Images of the Apollo Landing Sites in 40 Years

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At last! NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has sent photos of the Apollo lunar landing sites, the first images ever since the Apollo missions. I will say it once again, one last time: Moon landing conspiracy theorists, SHUT. THE. FUCK. UP.

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This is the first time that images of the lunar landing sites have been taken by any camera after the Apollo missions. This photo is the Apollo 17 landing site. It was the sixth and final mission to the Moon, manned by Commander Eugene A. Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald E. Evans, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison H. Schmitt.

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Apollo 16 was launched on April 16, 1972. It was a J-class mission, so it used a Lunar Rover. The astronauts brought back back 94.7 kg of lunar material with them. It was manned by Commander John W. Young, Command Module Pilot T. Kenneth Mattingly Jr., and Lunar Module Pilot Charles M. Duke Jr.

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This is Apollo 11. You know. Those guys who got there FIRST. If it was 1969, they would be travelling there right now. It was manned by Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.

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DISCUSSION

I call this EVA "Fun with wires".

What a Joke this footage is.

Watch @ 0:48 as the Astro-NOT is literally pulled up vertically while face down on the "Lunar" surface. :-)