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Few people leave such a lasting imprint on human history that they are raised to the status of immortality, but, much to his distaste, Neil Armstrong was one of that select band. #NeilArmstrong #Apollo11

Few people leave such a lasting imprint on human history that they are raised to the status of immortality, but, much to his distaste, Neil Armstrong was one of that select band. #NeilArmstrong #Apollo11

Apollo 11 astronauts Mike Collins (left), Neil Armstrong (centre), and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, in front of the Lunar Landing Module Simulator at the Kennedy Space Centre, USA, prior to their landing on the moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon—and Buzz Aldrin became the first one to pee on it.

Apollo 11 Landing Marks 'Day of Destiny,' 1969

This Las Vegas newspaper captures the excitement as two American astronauts explore the moon's surface on July 20. Earlier in the day, President Richard Nixon had led the nation in prayer for a successful moon landing.

Remembering Apollo 11 - Photos - The Big Picture - Boston.com

40 years ago, three human beings - with the help of many thousands of others - left our planet on a successful journey to our Moon, setting foot on another world for the first time. Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11 with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. aboard. The entire trip lasted only 8 days, the time spent on the surface was less than one day, the entire time spent walking on the moon, a mere 2 1/2…

Apollo 11 as viewed from an Air Force EC-135N plane A 70mm Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) camera took this picture.

It was 45 years ago, yesterday, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins took on what is without a doubt one of the most important

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Stunning new graphics show exactly how Apollo 11 undertook its mammoth journey 50 years on | Daily Mail Online

Incredible new graphics show in detail exactly how Apollo 11 would have functioned from its take off, how Mission Control in Texas monitored them and the crew spent 21 days in quarantine afterwards.

Apollo 11 launch, T+10 sec., Press-site, 9h32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969 | von Dan Beaumont Space Museum

LIFE photo, source Google/Life 2008 (Free). Saturn -5 rocket launch with apollo 11 spacecraft. Apollo 11 astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. SCAN AND REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont

Astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin unpacking experiments from the Lunar Module on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Photographed by Neil Armstrong, 20 July 1969

The suit is made of 21 layers of various plastics, and curators some of them - along with other plastic exhibits the museum holds, are beginning to rot.

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The International Space Station (ISS) is 250 miles above Earth & travels at a speed of 17,500 mph!
Everyone knows who Neil Armstrong is and why he is famous.   Being the first person to set foot on the moon has placed him in a unique position in world history, and he is a name that people will probably remember for thousands of years.  But Apollo 11 was not his first spaceflight.   His first flight aboard Gemini 8 was, in many respects, far more exciting and impressive than his exploits on Apollo 11.
Apollo 11 tribute featuring Mike Collins
Le 20 juillet 1969, les astronautes de la mission Apollo 11 posaient le pied sur la Lune. 50 ans après... voici l'histoire. Pour la revivre, Science & Vie vous propose tous les jours à 12 heures une chronique lunaire.