July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles away, Armstrong proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” For three days in space, they conducted experiments, gathered moon rocks, snapped photos, installed a U.S. flag, and returned to Earth safely four days later. This event was not just a monumental moment for these three astronauts or NASA, but a great accomplishment for people everywhere who continue reaching for the stars.

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