NASA celebrates 45 years since the first moon landing

July 18, 2014 11:06 AM

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Forty-five years ago Sunday, Apollo 11’s Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another globe. Armstrong’s “one small step … one giant leap” on the dusty lunar surface July 20, 1969, still stirs hearts.

On Monday, NASA will honor Armstrong in a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center that will include renaming the historic Operations and Checkout Building. Both Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 command-module pilot who orbited the moon, will be there.

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