Space Exploration - NASA Records at the National Archives

Star Chart from Apollo 11

Star Chart from Apollo 11. View in the National Archives Catalog.




50th Anniversary of Apollo XI Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong made one small step that forever changed history. In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landing, view National Archives records that detail the carefully choreographed sequence of steps—from lift-off to splash-down—that resulted in the mission’s “giant leap for mankind."

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Photograph of Astronaut Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. Posing on the Moon Next to the U.S. Flag. National Archives Identifier 593743.

NASA Films at the National Archives  

Friendship 7
National Archives Identifier 45021

Close up of the Moon: A Look at Lunar Orbiter
See also "Stepping Stones to the Moon" blog post from the Unwritten Record
National Archives Identifier 1257288


Clip from Moonwalk One, ca. 1970: Space Suit   
National Archives Identifier 1257628

Space for Women  
National Archives Identifier 1262812

View more films related to Space Exploration on the National Archives YouTube channel.

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Space GIFs from our GIPHY Channel

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