Link: Tranquility Base: Luna 15 and Apollo 11: A Near-Miss on the Moon?

Tranquility Base: Luna 15 and Apollo 11: A Near-Miss on the Moon?

It was mid-day on July 21, 1969. Engineers at Mission Control in Houston were preparing for Apollo 11’s departure from the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s excursion onto the moon’s surface was over, they were stowing equipment and getting ready to blast off early in the afternoon.  And, at 12:50 PM CST, Luna 15, a Soviet probe, crashed into the moon!
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