MEN ON THE MOON

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 astro­nauts Neil Armstrong and Ed­win (Buzz) Aldrin be­came the first men to set foot on the Moon. Armstrong stepped onto the lu­nar sur­face at 10:56 p.m. ET and pro­claimed, “That’s one small step for man, one gi­ant leap for mankind.’’ Aldrin and Armstrong col­lected nearly 22 kilo­grams of lu­nar rock and soil be­fore blast­ing off 21 hours, 36 min­utes and 21 sec­onds af­ter they landed and re­join­ing crew­mate Michael Collins or­bit­ing above. Amer­i­can astro­nauts would land on the Moon five more times in the fol­low­ing three years.

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