#Apollo11

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Your brain works in space. But in 1961, we didn’t know that

Would astronauts sent into space be able to think? It was a genuine question as we embarked upon our mission to get to the Moon.

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The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn’t see the value in it, they dubbed it a ‘Moondoggle.’

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The definitive, irrefutable proof that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon

We went to the Moon. Here’s all the proof you’ll ever need.

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969: TV Shows Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Multiple television channels including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air special coverage throughout the month.

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Apollo in 50 numbers: The cost

If the US was to beat the Soviets to the Moon, it had to spend large. The Apollo programme would end up costing many billions.

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The Washington Monument Is Transforming Into a Full-Scale Saturn V Rocket for the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Find out when and where you can watch the full-scale projection, accompanied by a short film about the 1969 Moon landing.

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Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever? - The New York Times

With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.

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50 Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for Its 50th Anniversary

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon—and Buzz Aldrin became the first one to pee on it.

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One giant ... lie? Why so many people still think the moon landings were faked

It all started with a man called Bill Kaysing and his pamphlet about ‘America’s $30bn swindle’ ...

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Apollo in 50 numbers: Food

Apollo’s multi-day missions meant astronauts needed good quality food. But how do you cook a meal in space when you don’t have a stove or even hot water?

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Apollo in 50 numbers: The Rocket

To get astronauts to the Moon, Nasa had to build the most powerful rocket ever flown successfully. The Saturn V was just the rocket for the job.

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NASA Moon landing: How Apollo 11 landed on Moon with computers weaker than your smartphone

NASA’S Apollo 11 crew landed on the surface of the Moon for the first time in human history using computers considerably weaker than the average smartphone used today, a tech expert has revealed.

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Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions

It's superfine. It's sharp. It sticks to everything. Before we return to the moon, we'll have to conquer one of the weirdest substances in the solar system.

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America, the Moon, and National Memory

Even though we may have lost our way in a moment mired in silliness, fluff, and self-flagellation, we are indeed capable of accomplishing the unimaginable.

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As Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary nears, space fans get ready to celebrate

The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that means the appointment books for space luminaries and their fans are filling up.

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A Woman Is Suing NASA Over Some Moon Dust Neil Armstrong Once Gave Her

It was a Saturday, and Laura Murray was a 10-year-old girl hanging out with her nanny outside her family's Cincinnati townhouse. Her mother, giddy with excitement, handed the little girl a small glass vial filled with light-gray dust.

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5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

A space history auction on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing fetched boatloads of cash. Here are some of the strangest items sold.

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Here are eight things you might not know about the moon - Business Insider

Forty-seven years later, we're still learning new things about Earth's dusty companion. And some of the things that we do know about it are pretty...

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Famed Physicist Shuts Down Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists In 1 Brilliant Tweet

Monday was the 46th anniversary of the first lunar landing, yet a small fringe still believes the whole thing was a hoax. According to the conspiracy theory, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on a soundstage

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Former Astronauts Recall Historic First Moon Landing | NASA

Kennedy Space Center employees recently had an opportunity to hear from Apollo 11 crew members Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin, along with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Director Bob Cabana, as well as former Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell.

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Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet - CNET

A hidden treasure trove of gear flown on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sees the light of day after Neil Armstrong's widow shares the find with the Smithsonian.