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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the National Geographic Society is planning to highlight the mission in its July issue including a new map of the Moon.  Hear is the notice below:

The July issue of National Geographic magazine looks at the history and future of space exploration, including original photography and extensive graphics.  The issue features an up-to-date lunar map, following in the tradition of the iconic 1969 version that, at the time, was the first of its kind.  The map is based on some 15,000 images and height data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has surveyed the entire lunar surface.  Look out for the July issue online at beginning June 13 and on print newsstands on June 25th.

Also, the National Geographic Channel's has a two-hour special "Apollo: Missions to the Moon" which airs Sunday July 7 at 9 pm EDT.  It will be broadcast globally in 172 countries and 43 languages.

Here is a link to the full announcement on the Business Wire website:

Tom Wilson

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How did you know so soon?


I happen to run across the businesswire web site and posted the link immediately.

As for the cover, I added that when I saw it on eBay.

The map (unfortunately not a supplement) was posted when I got the newsstand copy.

I still haven't got my subscription copy.


Got my copy Friday

So here in Australia, we didn't get the map as a supplement but in the magazine (as per US), and we got one of the pamphlets pictured (as per UK), the "inspired by nature pamphlet", but we did not get the "expeditions" pamphlet. An extra (slight) variation in the mix!

thanks for the info !

No worries Scott. Interestingly, for the August issue, we in Australia got an "expedition" booklet, though of a slightly different cover to the British July one, though I imagine it is the same/similar within (it gives prices to a few expeditions or holiday packages).

Note I took picture on top of August issue, the booklet does not have a yellow border hehe.




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