The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 50 Years Later Fifty years ago this summer, the first astronauts landed on the moon. NPR is taking this opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of space exploration.
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The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, 50 Years Later

Ask Cokie: The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11

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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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Neil Armstrong tests out his spacesuit and camera in April 1969, three months before he would actually set foot on the moon. NASA/Project Apollo Archive hide caption

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Hollywood Shoots The Moon: 117 Years Of Lunar Landings At The Movies

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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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Kids And Grownups Alike Wowed By Rocket Projected On The Washington Monument

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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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Huntsville Launches 5,000 Rockets To Commemorate Apollo 11 Anniversary

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