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50 Years Later: Apollo 11 And The Landing That Almost Wasn't

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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, Is Photographed Walking Near The Lunar Module During The Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity. Man’s First Landing On The Moon Occurred At 4:17 P.M. July 20, 1969.

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This month marks the 50-year anniversary of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's trip to the moon. That may be old news to us, but it was a moment that gripped the nation and the world, in tense and excited silence.

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