It’s Been 45 Years Since First Moon Landing

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“That’s small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” astronaut Neil Armstrong said 45 years ago, as he descended from a short ladder and stepped onto moon.

On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. were first men to land on the moon.


an effort to outpace Soviet Union in “The Space Race,” Time that John F. Kennedy finally made good on his 1961 promise to get an American on lunar surface the success of the Apollo 11 mission. (Although President Richard Nixon was office at the time of the landing.)