Apollo 11: When man took that one big step onto the moon
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Friday, July 19, 2019
On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site on the moon for more than two hours. They collected soil and rock samples, set up experiments, planted an American flag and left behind medallions honoring the Apollo 11 crew and a plaque saying, "We came in peace for all mankind."