On this date in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission launched from Cape Kennedy in Florida. Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Armstrong and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins would orbit the Earth one and a half times before beginning their journey to the moon.
On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin would become the first men to set foot on the lunar surface. An estimated 600 million people worldwide watched the television broadcast of the moon landing.
Were you among them? Share your memories of the moon landing in the comments.
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