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LIFE: Up Close With Apollo 11

Not originally published in LIFE. The Apollo 11 astronauts, 1969. From left: Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin; Command Module pilot Michael Collins; Mission Commander Neil Armstrong. (Ralph Morse—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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LIFE: Apollo 11 astronauts

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.