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It’s a spacey kind of day!

Apollo 11 spacecraft.

“The Eagle Has Landed”.

July 20, 1969 heralded a new era in space travel. This was the date of the first moon landing. To commemorate this most auspicious day, July 20 is forever known as Space Exploration Day, the date when Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin first set foot on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission.

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The Apollo 11 crew members.

 

 

Upon landing, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong reported:  “The Eagle Has Landed”.  A few hours later, Neil Armstrong, stepped off of the Eagle’s ladder, placed one foot upon the moon’s surface and proclaimed: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.

 

Apollo_11_insigniaEnjoy Moon Day by re-living this historic occasion. Watch a movie on space or read a book on space flight. We suggest the movie “Apollo 13”.

Do YOU remember the moon landing? Where you were?  What it meant to you, to your family? Let us know!

One small Smile for man.
One small Smile for a man.

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