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Apollo 11 landing: Fifty years since the first moonwalk

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NASA plans to return to the moon by 2024.
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Astronaut Mae Jemison Wants to Spread Space Enthusiasm with New Apollo App

Astronaut Mae Jemison Wants to Spread Space Enthusiasm with New Apollo App

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Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison remembers well the excitement of the first moon landing, 50 years ago - and she just launched an initiative to bring the fun, literally, to the next generation.
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Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

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By MARCIA DUNN
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Celebrations are in full swing across the country for the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world.
Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Armstrong was the first one out, proclaiming: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, cars were backed up for miles Saturday morning outside the visitor complex. In Armstrong's hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, runners competed in “Run to the Moon” races.
The White House reiterated its goal to...
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Apollo 11 landing site fits on the Durham Bulls field

Apollo 11 landing site fits on the Durham Bulls field

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The Apollo 11 crew would spend just 2.5 hours outside the lunar module, covering an area that could fit on a baseball diamond.
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A surprising number of NASA Astronauts come from Ohio, the 'birthplace of aviation.' Here are all the US cities that produce the most astronauts

A surprising number of NASA Astronauts come from Ohio, the 'birthplace of aviation.' Here are all the US cities that produce the most astronauts

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NASA astronauts tend to hail from Ohio, and especially Cleveland.
The state's Midwestern twang may even be the reason that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong was misheard when he uttered "one small step for a man," 50 years ago today.
Other astronaut hotspots include New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Here's the full list of US cities that have birthed 3 or more NASA astronauts.
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Only 355 people, alive or dead, have ever been able to say "I'm a NASA astronaut."
NASA has 38 astronauts on deck ready to suit up right now in...
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Apollo 11's Risky Moon Landing Included 'Lumpy Gravity,' Craters and More

Apollo 11's Risky Moon Landing Included 'Lumpy Gravity,' Craters and More

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Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to troubleshoot unexpected problems, like a "lumpy" lunar gravitational field and a rocky landing site.
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Tense meetings, protesters, and a surprise arrival: 7 photos show just how...

Tense meetings, protesters, and a surprise arrival: 7 photos show just how the first days of the G7 Summit played out

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Larry Kudlow: U.S.-China trade talks continue, but no deal in sight

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Tea Party firebrand and former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh announces he's running...

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The wives of G7 world leaders enjoyed the best french wine, peppers, and...

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Joe Walsh reportedly wants to troll Trump by recruiting George Conway, the...

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Andrew Luck retires: Colts won't recoup $24.8M from ex-QB, report says

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Anthony Scaramucci made a surprise appearance at a Joe Biden campaign stop...

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‘I saw the good he did for UK business': PM Johnson shields Prince Andrew...

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