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Mission control celebrates the success of the Apollo 11 mission.

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Apollo 11 mission control

Back on Earth, flight controllers celebrate the success of the Apollo 11 mission, which put the first man on the moon.

Pictured are (from left foreground) Dr. Maxime A. Faget, Manned Spacecraft Center (MSA) director of engineering and development; George S. Trimble, MSC deputy director; Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr., MSC director of flight operations; Julian Scheer (in back), assistant administrator, Office of Public Affairs, NASA; George M. Low, manager of Apollo Spacecraft Program, MSC; Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, MSC director; and Charles W. Mathews, deputy associate administrator, Office of Manned Space Flight, NASA.