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As NASA's Apollo Space Program Grew, Alabama Was Pressured To Desegregate

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Some of the space food that was scheduled to be carried on the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission included (from left to right): chicken and vegetables, beef hash, and beef and gravy. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Michael Collins, center, poses with Neil Armstrong, left, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. for a group portrait a few weeks before they took off to the moon in the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Space Frontiers/Getty Images hide caption

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On Apollo 11 Anniversary, A Former Crew Member Reflects On The Lunar Trip

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'Fresh Air' Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

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Greg Force and Abby Force at StoryCorps in Greenville, S.C. Alletta Cooper/StoryCorps hide caption

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How A 10-Year-Old Boy Helped Apollo 11 Return To Earth

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Key Moments To The Lead-Up Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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American aerospace engineer John Houbolt as he stands at a chalkboard in July 1962 showing his lunar orbit rendezvous plan for landing astronauts on the moon. NASA/LARC/Bob Nye/PhotoQuest/Getty Images hide caption

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Telescope In Chile's Mountains Looks For Signals To Explain How The Universe Began

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(Left) The Apollo 11 command and service modules are mated to the Saturn V lunar module adapter. (Right) The Apollo 11 spacecraft command module is loaded aboard a Super Guppy aircraft at Ellington Air Force Base for shipment to North American Rockwell Corp. NASA hide caption

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The Making Of Apollo's Command Module: 2 Engineers Recall Tragedy And Triumph

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Native Hawaiians have objected to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for years. On Monday, about 300 protesters arrived to block workers from accessing the site on a mountain believed to be sacred land. TMT via AP hide caption

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Jim Bridenstine became NASA administrator in April 2018. He says that before the space agency can send humans to Mars, it has to get them back to the moon. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, NASA Sets Its Sights On Mars

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Spacesuit Worn By Neil Armstrong Continues To Inspire

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