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NASA Marking 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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Forty-five years ago today, the U.S. took a giant step forward in space exploration, as astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon.

Armstrong, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, made up the Apollo 11 crew that spent 21-and-a-half hours collecting moon rocks and conducting experiments before heading back to Earth.

It was just four days earlier that their Saturn 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center.

The Apollo space program landed a total of six manned missions to the moon between 1969 and 1972.

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