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Apollo 11: Catching Some Sun

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Bright sunlight glints and long dark shadows mark this image of the lunar surface. It was taken July 20, 1969 by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first to walk on the Moon. Pictured is the mission’s lunar module, the Eagle, and spacesuited lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin unfurling a long sheet of foil also known as the Solar Wind Composition Experiment. Exposed facing the Sun, the foil trapped particles streaming outward in the solar wind, catching a sample of material from the Sun itself. Along with moon rocks and lunar soil samples, the solar wind collector was returned for analysis in earthbound laboratories. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uOGdeW

RT @NASAGoddard: .@NASAWebb has the capacity to detect the heat of a bumblebee if it were on the moon. #FollowFriday to learn more:… https://t.co/2BGMoQSb1I

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RT @Astro2fish: We get to see 16 days & nights every 24 hours up here and that makes for a lot of pretty sunrises and sunsets. https://t.co/sgJRKl6czp

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What happened ‘This Week @NASA’? We celebrated @NASA_Langley’s centennial, heard electrons whistling in space + mor… https://t.co/Xm6ojV0z1n

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New on @Space_Station this week: Research preparing us for deep space, sample storage & more… https://t.co/JIpXtBx8Qi

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What’s it like preparing to launch to space? Follow @AstroKomrade as he prepares for liftoff to @Space_Station on J… https://t.co/v3wxOQw70M

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RT @NASA_TDRS: NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are reviewing a new launch date in August for the #TDRSM launch: https://t.co/I4b5duk7m4

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