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September 22, 1995
Standing on the Moon
Kennedy Space Center, Neil Armstrong
Pictured, the second person to walk on the
Moon: Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the
Moon while Michael Collins circled in the Command Module above. The lunar
team erected a plaque on the surface that reads: HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET
EARTH, FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON JULY 1969 A.D., WE CAME IN PEACE FOR
ALL MANKIND. The
demonstrated that it is possible to land humans on the
return them safely.
Tomorrow's picture: Titan: Saturn's Smog Moon
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