Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Today we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing back on July 20 1969. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon

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Today we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing back on July 20 1969. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

The mission was launched on July 16 1969 and carried Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. It was Armstrong that took the first steps onto the Moon's surface and said the line "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".

 

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