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The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong 
and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and
Service Modules (CSM) during rendezvous in lunar orbit. The Lunar Module
(LM) was making its docking approach to the CSM. Astronaut Michael Collins
remained with the CSM in lunar orbit while the other two crewmen explored
the lunar surface. The large, dark-colored area in the background is
Smyth's Sea, centered at 85 degrees east longitude and 2 degrees south
latitude on the lunar surface (nearside). This view looks west. The Earth
rises above the lunar horizon