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This Day in History: US Astronaut Neil Armstrong Walks on the Moon in 1969

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The immortal words of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, uttered on July 20, 1969, when he became the first man to set foot on the moon. Along with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins aboard Apollo 11, NASA made history this day 48 years ago, inspired by a 1961 speech by then President John F. Kennedy Jr., who made the challenge during an address to Congress at the height of the Cold War: “I believe that this nation should commit itself…

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