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Apollo 11

Not originally published in LIFE. The Apollo 11 astronauts discuss their upcoming moon mission with an engineer from Houston's Mission Control Center (second from right), Texas, 1969.(Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Click here to see the full collection at LIFE.com

LIFE: Apollo 11 astronauts

August 26, 2012

LIFE magazine photographer Ralph Morse chronicled the lives of the crew of Apollo 11, NASA's groundbreaking mission to the moon.
LIFE.com offers some rare photos of the astronauts and their families, most of them never published in LIFE.