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Apollo 11

The space vehicle that carried three American astronauts to the moon and back in July 1969. The vehicle consisted of a command module, which stayed in lunar orbit, and a lunar module, which carried two of the three crewmen to a safe landing on the moon.

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On becoming the first person to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong declared: “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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The other members of the crew were Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, and Michael Collins.
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