For the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first walk on the moon: magazine National Geographic has produced a special feature with breath-taking photos from year 1969 — and a powerful retrospective on the mission that “landed” these heroic astronauts their place in world history. Linked-up below for your good reading.
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publication: National Geographic
date: July 2019
historic date: July 20, 1969
event: United States NASA mission Apollo 11 lander successfully touches-down on moon, astronauts first moon walk
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On July 20, 1969, the world held its breath as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin made the first steps on the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark moment, we’ve curated a daily calendar of archival photographs that offer a rare and intimate glimpse at the mission and the global excitement it stirred.
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NASA = National Aeronautics + Space Admin. • United States