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Ask Cokie: The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11

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In Alabama, Huntsville Continues To Play A Large Role In NASA's Exploration Efforts

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope under construction on Cerro Pachón in Chile Joe Palca/NPR hide caption

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New Telescope Promises To Revolutionize Astronomy

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Chris Kraft, Architect Of NASA's Mission Control, Dies At Age Of 95

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NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft in the old mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. This original mission control of the Apollo era is a national historic landmark. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Chris Kraft, One Of The Architects Of The U.S. Space Program, Dies At 95

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Through a webcast, a man at New Delhi's Nehru Planetarium takes pictures of the liftoff of the Indian Space Research Organization's unmanned spacecraft, launched Monday on a mission to the far side of the moon. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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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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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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