Graphic showing Apollo landing sites on the nearside of the Moon.
Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Published: October 4, 2017

The six Apollo lunar landing sites are all relatively near the equator on the side of the Moon that faces the Earth. Left behind at each site is the lower half of the Lunar Module, called the descent stage. It carried most of the astronauts' supplies and served as the launchpad for their return trip to the Command and Service Module in orbit around the Moon.


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