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A Look Through the History of U.S. Space Travel

Photographs show key moments of the effort to land on the moon

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks to place two components of the early Apollo scientific experiments package on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
Photo: NASA

IEEE is marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and spaceflight through the Footsteps: IEEE’s Commemoration of Human Space Travel effort. These images were provided by the IEEE History Center, which is funded by donations to the IEEE Foundation’s Realize the Full Potential of IEEE Campaign.

Photo: IEEE Archives

William L. Wu, a doctor for Project Mercury, is interviewed by reporters from U.S. broadcasting company CBS about Glenn’s cardiogram, which was taken on the flight and sent from space on 17 February 1962.

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