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Bid to preserve Armstrong Moon suit

The US National Air and Space Museum has turned to crowdfunding to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the Moon.
The museum aims to raise $500,000 (£320,000) on Kickstarter to help safeguard the suit and build a climate-controlled display case.

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On this day, in 1969, Apollo 11 went into Moon orbit.

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On this day, in 1969, Apollo 11 went into Moon orbit. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon.



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Apollo 11 was launched from Florida on July 16, 1969

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Says He Has Located Apollo 11 Rocket Engines Lost at Sea

Jeff Bezos privately funded team of deep-sea explorers has located the first-stage engines that in 1969 lofted Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins toward the moon aboard Apollo 11
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The F-1 rocket engine is still a modern wonder - one and a half million pounds of thrust, 32 million horsepower, and burning 6,000 pounds of rocket grade kerosene and liquid oxygen every second. On July 16, 1969, the world watched as five particular F-1 engines fired in concert, beginning the historic Apollo 11 mission. Those five F-1s burned for just a few minutes, and then plunged back to Earth into the Atlantic Ocean, just as NASA planned.
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On this day, in 1969, Apollo 11 went into Moon orbit. The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It passed behind the Moon and fired its service propulsion engine to enter lunar orbit. It was the fifth human spaceflight of Project Apollo and the third human voyage to the Moon.

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Apollo 11 was launched from Florida on July 16, the fifth manned mission, and the third lunar mission of NASA's Apollo program, was crewed by Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr.
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The Apollo 11 space flight landed the first humans on Earth's Moon  on July 20, 1969. The mission, carried out by the United States, is considered a major accomplishment in human exploration and represented a victory by the U.S. in the Cold War  Space Race with the Soviet Union.
Launched from Florida on July 16, the third lunar mission of NASA's Apollo Program (and the first G-type mission) was crewed by Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr.

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A Brief History of AS11-40-5903

While studying Neil's famous portrait of Buzz - seen above on the cover of NASA SP-350 - Journal Contributor Joonas Helminen noticed that there seemed to be no sign of the OPS antenna. Why?
The simple answer is that when Neil took the original photograph, AS11-40-5903, the top of Buzz's OPS was at the top edge of the field-of-view and, therefore, that the original image necessarily does not include the antenna. When the image was prepared for release for publication soon after the mission, it was cropped at the bottom and sides and a black area was added at the top to give the released version visual balance.

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