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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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(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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Astronaut Alan L. Bean holds a container filled with lunar soil collected during the extravehicular activity in which astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander, and Bean, lunar module pilot, participated. Charles Conrad Jr./NASA hide caption

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The Apollo 11 mission celebrates 50 years this month. Brian Eno's score for 1983's For All Mankind documentary — released as Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks — has been reissued with brand new music. NASA/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago. Apollo 11 blasted off for the moon on July 16, 1969, and Armstrong took his famed "giant leap" five days later. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Of Little Details And Lunar Dust: Preserving Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit

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Buzz Aldrin (left) practices collecting a sample while Neil Armstrong photographs during a training session before the Apollo 11 mission. The Apollo 11 astronauts returned with about 50 pounds of material, including 50 rocks. NASA hide caption

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Moon Rocks Still Awe, And Scientists Hope To Get Their Hands On More

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Ryan Gosling plays astronaut Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's new film, First Man. Daniel McFadden/Universal Studios and Storyteller Distribution Co. LLC hide caption

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Chazelle's 'First Man' Chronicles Personal Losses Behind Armstrong's 'Giant Leap'

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The Apollo 11 capsule in in sore need of restoration, conservation specialists say, if it's to last another 50 years. Even the adhesive that helps holds stuff in place is losing its stickiness, and some objects inside are starting to pop off. Shelby Knowles/NPR hide caption

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Moonwalkers' Apollo 11 Capsule Gets Needed Primping For Its Star Turn On Earth

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The Apollo 11 command module Columbia sits in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar in Virginia, where it is undergoing conservation. Dane Penland/National Air and Space Museum/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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The Smithsonian is sharing images of astronaut graffiti aboard the Apollo 11 command module, including this tribute to the spacecraft. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hide caption

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Apollo 11 climbs toward orbit after liftoff on July 16, 1969. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles, some 55 miles downrange. NASA hide caption

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