Jul 19

50th anniversary of the first landing of men on the Moon

Video credits: Channel 4 News

Mankind celebrates the 50th aniversary of the first landing of men on the Moon. On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins concluded an adventure that had started seven years earlier when John Fitzgerald Kennedy stated at Rice University "We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too."

Neil Armstrongs last sentence before he stepped down on lunar soil are as valid today as they were 50 years ago: "It's a small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind".

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