50 years ago one small step one giant leap
"Man land on Moon!" Words such as these were emblazoned in dozens of languages on the front page of newspapers around the world, echoing the first part of President John F. Kennedy’s bold challenge to the nation, made more than eight years earlier – to land a man on the Moon. That part was successfully accomplished on July 20, 1969. The second part of the challenge, the safe return to Earth, would have to wait four more days.Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, and Mic... ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
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