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Lunar Orbiters photographed the Moon to aid in selection of landing sites for Apollo manned missions. This Lunar Orbiter, shown on display at the National Mall Building, was used for ground tests.
Image Number: 2006-19887
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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