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T Minus 11 Days and Counting

Counting down to the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission.

I can’t get enough of these early photos of crewcut Neil Armstrong.

This shot is from 1964. Armstrong was 34 years old, and he had been an astronaut since 1962. His first mission, aboard Gemini VIII, was still two years away. Three years after that he’d be on the moon.

At the moment of this photo, NASA was between the Mercury and Gemini programs. The last Mercury flight, Mercury VII, was in May of 1963. The first manned Gemini flight, Gemini III, was on 23 March 1965.

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