1969 Lunar Map

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
I have a map of the Earth's moon that shows the proposed primary and secondary landing sites for the July 20th, 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing. The map is dated February, 1969 and illustrates both of the moon's hemispheres, side by side, as well as the various phases of the moon.

This map was featured as a supplement to National Geographic Magazine in 1969, no doubt in response to the population's excitement over the coming moon mission. The map appears identical to the map that can be seen behind Lou Grant's desk in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the early 1970s.

I'm interested in learning whether or not the described map has any special value, now that the historic landing's 30th anniversary has come and gone. If you can supply me with any information, please send e-mail to Joe Jankovic. Thank you.


Neil A. Armstrong, commander
Michael Collins, command module pilot
Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot

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