Moon Landing Anniversary

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  • Portrait of the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. From left to right they are: Commander, Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot, Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (Getty Images)
  • Apollo 11 moon landing (Getty Images)
  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin prepares to step off the Eagle lunar module onto the surface of the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission. Image has been digitally processed from scans made by Roger Ressmeyer from the original flight film. (Getty Images)
  • The long shadow of the Eagle, the first lunar module to land on the Moon, stretches past the footprints of the Apollo 11 astronauts. Image has been digitally processed from scans made by Roger Ressmeyer from the original flight film. (Getty Images)
  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong took 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind' when he stepped out of the Apollo 11 lunar lander and onto the barren surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • In this July 20, 1969 file photo, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon. (Getty Images)
  • Vienna, Virginia. A televised view of the Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the moon. (Getty Images)
  • Lunar Module approaching the Command Module for docking, Apollo 11, July 21, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • Apollo 11 astronaut on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon in this mission, July 20, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • Apollo 11 astronaut on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon in this mission, July 20, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • Flag planted on the surface of the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, who became the first humans to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • Kids watch as Neil Armstrong steps onto the moon on July 20, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin with the American flag on the lunar surface. Aldrin, along with Neil Armstrong, became the first human to walk on the moon in this mission, July 20, 1969. (Getty Images)
  • Neil Armstrong (shadow) took this partial panoramic of the rim of East Crater, so named because it was 60 meters east of the lunar module. First manned mission to moon (Apollo 11). (Getty Images)
  • Neil Armstrong in the cockpit of the command module on Apollo 11 during the voyage to the Moon. Image has been digitally processed from scans made by Roger Ressmeyer from the original flight film. (Getty Images)
    
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July 20 marks the 44th anniversary of the first ever moon landing when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk across the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.

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