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Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary
Obama meets Apollo 11 crew to mark moon landing's 45th anniversary

President Obama celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by meeting with the surviving crew members of the NASA mission that put the first humans on the moon. In the Oval Office, the president spoke privately with astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as Carol Armstrong, widow of Neil Armstrong, who died in 2012. “The three brave astronauts of Apollo 11 … took the first small steps of our giant leap into the future,” Obama said in a statement. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon’s surface while Collins remained in orbit. Armstrong, the first to step onto the soft, powdery turf, uttered the famous sentence,...

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