June 20, 2019 1 min read

This summer is chock-full of incredible space-themed events, as the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil A. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking humanity’s first steps on the moon. 

The moon landing marked the culmination of America's Cold War human spaceflight program and positioned itself as a global leader in science and technology. Apollo 11, the mission Armstrong and Aldrin flew with colleague Michael Collins, represented the U.S. accomplishing a seemingly impossible goal on a seemingly impossible timeline.

Fifty years later, the world is remembering the historic mission and its impact on society and science. And to celebrate the anniversary, institutions around the country are hosting events highlighting the first lunar landing and spaceflight in general. So pull out your calendars and start planning.

Read more here: Space.com


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