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July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first time humans walked on the Moon.

The Eagle Prepares to Land

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin.

NASA is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, with crewmate Michael Collins manning the command service module from lunar orbit, became the first humans on the moon -- with Armstrong's historic first step onto the lunar surface becoming a symbolic giant leap for humanity.

NASA is marking the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month. Here in a series of videos from the archives are some of the events of that fateful mission.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden conveys his thoughts on the Apollo 11 45th anniversary.

In conjunction with the memorial service and tree dedication at NASA's Johnson Space Center on June 20, 2013, the center created this video honoring the legacy of Neil Armstrong. The video takes a look at the accidental legend that Armstrong became, and the history-making flight that he took with his colleagues Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins.

From typhone.nl : Nowadays a smartphone is way more technically advanced than the Saturn V rocket and the Lunar module combined. That same impressive trip to the moon now would probably look a whole lot different:

This morning NASA honored Neil Armstrong with a memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral to honor his life and career. This is an archived copy of the service.

The first man on the moon discusses his career as a test pilot and NASA astronaut during his participation in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's annual John Glenn Lecture Series on July 19, 2009.

On July 16th, 1969 Apollo 11 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on its historic mission to the moon. Onboard were Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. Relive the launch with original footage from CBS and and Walter Cronkite reporting.

LROC's best look yet at the Apollo 11 Landing site. The remnants of Armstrong and Aldrin's historic first steps on the surface are seen as dark paths around the Lunar Module (LM), Lunar Ranging RetroReflector (LRRR) and Passive Seismic Experiment Package (PSEP), as well as leading to and from Little West crater. LROC M175124932R [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the death of veteran journalist Walter Cronkite.

Restored Apollo 11 Video Released

NASA released Thursday newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. The release commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first mission to land astronauts on the moon.

The following is a series of questions and answers prepared by Michael Collins, command module pilot for Apollo 11. Collins issued the following statement in lieu of media interviews:
You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say?
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