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Space Rocket History #216 – Apollo 11 – Transposition, Docking & Extraction

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Michael Annis

North Carolina

Description: The history of rocketry and space exploration.

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Space Rocket History #216 – Apollo 11 – Transposition, Docking & Extraction

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Collins’ first task was to separate the command and service modules from the Saturn and proceed away from it a safe distance; then turn around and face it.

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