Share your memories of the 1969 moon landing

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Apollo 11 flies towards earth orbit with the American flag in the foreground. The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launched with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, at 9:32 a.m. EDT July 16, 1969, from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. (Photo credit: NASA)

Apollo 11 flies towards earth orbit with the American flag in the foreground. The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launched with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, at 9:32 a.m. EDT July 16, 1969, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. (Photo credit: NASA)

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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