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while michael collins orbited the moon alone in command module columbia he was out of contact with mission con
While Michael Collins orbited the Moon alone in command module Columbia, he was out of contact with Mission Control for half of each orbit as he passed over the far side of the Moon:

"Not since Adam has any human known such solitude." - Mission Control
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and in the last minutes of july 20 the astronauts spoke with president richard nixon by phone the most histori
And in the last minutes of July 20, the astronauts spoke with President Richard Nixon by phone, “the most historic telephone call ever made from the White House.”
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a little bit later the astronauts raised the us flag and neil armstrong took this iconic photo of buzz aldrin
A little bit later, the astronauts raised the U.S. flag and Neil Armstrong took this iconic photo of Buzz Aldrin. #Apollo50
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late last night 50 years ago neil armstrong and buzz aldrin revealed the plaque on the leg of the lunar module
Late last night, 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin revealed the plaque on the leg of the lunar module: ‘Here Men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.’
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when humanitys first steps on the moon take place at 10 56 pm it means a lot happened while we were sleeping l
When humanity’s first steps on the Moon take place at 10:56 pm, it means a lot happened while we were sleeping. Let’s recap the closing of the incredible day that was July 20, 1969. ⬇️
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so this happened last night at the exact moment neil armstrong stepped foot on the moon 50 years ago we projec
So, this happened last night.

At the exact moment Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the Moon 50 years ago, we projected a lunar bootprint on the Washington Monument as part of our #GoForTheMoon show.

We love #Apollo50.
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at 11 15 pm on this night 50 years ago buzz aldrin climbed down the ladder of the lunar module and became the
At 11:15 pm on this night, 50 years ago, Buzz Aldrin climbed down the ladder of the lunar module and became the second person to set foot on the Moon.

His reaction? “Magnificent desolation.” #Apollo50
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yet not as tight as the apollo 11 command module apollo50
Yet not as tight as the Apollo 11 Command Module! #Apollo50
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we enjoyed it too thanks for sharing your screenshots apollo50
We enjoyed it, too! Thanks for sharing your screenshots. #Apollo50
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at this moment 10 56 pm 50 years ago neil armstrong set foot on the moon that s one small step for man one gia
At this moment (10:56 pm) 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon: "That's one small step for man... One giant leap for mankind." #Apollo50

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here s something you don t see every day all three spacesuits photographed side by side for the first time sin
Here's something you don't see every day: All three #Apollo11 spacesuits, photographed side-by-side for the first time since the mission, in celebration of #Apollo50 (Order: Aldrin, Collins, Armstrong) #AirSpacePhoto
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we are go for the moon our saturn v projection on the washington monument starts tonight see it tonight throug
We are GO for the Moon. Our Saturn V projection on the Washington Monument starts tonight! See it tonight through Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 pm, and don't miss the full #GoForTheMoon show Friday and Saturday. Full details: #Apollo50
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after 13 years off display neil armstrong s spacesuit is back on view at air and space just in time for the 5
🙌 After 13 years off display, Neil Armstrong's spacesuit is back on view at Air and Space, just in time for the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11! It recently underwent a multi-year conservation, thanks to the support of Kickstarter backers: #Apollo50
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today in 1969 astronauts neil armstrong and buzz aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon
Today in 1969: #Apollo11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon.
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50 years ago today in the early morning hours neil armstrong michael collins and buzz aldrin suited up with th
50 years ago today, in the early morning hours, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin suited up, with the assistance of a spacesuit technician, in preparation for their historic journey to the Moon: #Apollo50 #Apollo11
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announcing the centerpiece of our celebration a projection of a saturn v rocket on the washington monument sta
Announcing the centerpiece of our #Apollo50 celebration: a projection of a Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument! Static display July 16-18 with “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” show on Monument and screens July 19 & 20. Full details: #GoForTheMoon
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we mourn the loss of our friend gene cernan the last man on the moon and a hero for the ages godspeed the comm
We mourn the loss of our friend Gene Cernan, the Last Man on the Moon and a hero for the ages. Godspeed the Commander of Apollo 17.
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right now 50 years ago houston tranquility base here the eagle has landed roger tranquility we copy you on the
Right now, 50 years ago:
“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
“Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot” #Apollo50
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we have liftoff on at 9 32 am on july 16 1969 neil armstrong michael collins and buzz aldrin launched atop a m
We have liftoff on #Apollo11! At 9:32 am on July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin launched atop a massive Saturn V rocket on their historic journey to the Moon. Join us all week as we celebrate the 50th anniversary:
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