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In 1969, NASA launched a mission to the moon that would forever change history and our relationship with the exploration of space as Niel Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

The craft that took them there was the mighty Saturn V rocket that made use of a variety of stages to get them there. The craft that took them down from the service module was the lunar module which, after it returned the astronauts, would usually be discarded either by crashing into the lunar surface or shot off into deep space.

However, recent reports have shown that the Apollo 11 lunar module is still in perfect orbit around the moon 52 years later and has become one of the most iconic and priceless American artefacts of all time.

It is unlikely that it would ever be salvaged and returned to the earth, but with progress being made by new missions to set up a permanent base on the moon which starts in 2024, we might change out minds yet again!

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Scott Manley on Is The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Still In Orbit Around The Moon 52 years Later?...

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