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Message from Frank De Winne on the ISS marking the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing on the 20.07.1969.


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British scientist claims he coined Neil Armstrong's moon landing quote
They are among the most unforgettable words uttered anywhere on - or off - Earth. But was Neil Armstrong's "one small step" speech as he became the first man to set foot on the moon actually coined by a British scientist based at a deep space tracking station in the Australian outback?
When the Lunar Module delivered Armstrong and his co-pilot Buzz Aldrin to the Sea of Tranquility exactly 40 years ago this week, Gary Peach was a back room boffin helping keep open their communications with Mission Control in Houston.
He was stationed at Tidbinilla, an 85ft satellite dish near Canberra, and in the run up to the landing was wondering what the first words spoken on the moon would be.

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"One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" - Gary Peach.

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Man's exploration of the Moon has brought everyday benefits and helped us understand our own origins, according to experts.
Monday, July 20, sees the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing when man touched down on the lunar surface for the first time. Neil Armstrong would take his famous "small step" on to the moon hours later on July 21, 1969.

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Computer-systems analyst for Apollo 11 remembers mission as a marvel of primitive technology
Among Villager Tom Fujawas treasured possessions is a Sept. 8, 1969, typewritten letter that he received from NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong, praising him for his work on Apollo 11, the historic July 20, 1969, mission where man landed and walked on the moon.

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As Apollo 11 sped silently on its way to landing the first men on the Moon, its safe arrival depended on the work of a long-haired maths student fresh out of college and a computer knitted together by a team of "little old ladies".
Now, 40 years after Apollo 11 landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, the work of these unsung heroes who designed and built the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) is back in the spotlight.

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On this day: 40 years ago

16 July 1969
With over half a billion people watching all over the world, Apollo 11 prepares to lift off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, on what is seen as possibly the greatest single step in human history - a manned landing on the Moon and return to Earth.
Earlier that day, the Apollo 11 astronauts are awakened at 9:15 a.m. CEST (4:15 a.m. EDT). They are Commander Neil Armstrong, civilian test pilot, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, both US Air Force pilots.

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Apollo 11 Partial Restoration HD Videos

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This two-minute video montage shows highlights of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.


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This video shows Neil Armstrong climbing down the lunar module ladder to the lunar surface. The video compares existing footage with the partially restored video. The thumbnail image shows the new footage on the left and the old on the right.

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This video shows Buzz Aldrin descending the lunar module ladder. The video compares existing footage with the partially restored video. The thumbnail image shows the new footage on the left and the old on the right.

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People may ask why the 40th anniversary appears to be getting some kind of special treatment. If that is the case, there are probably a few good reasons. Not that we should really need any - on the CV of Homo sapiens, the Apollo moon landings must surely stand out as one of the truly great achievements.

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NASA release unseen moon landing footage
Neil Armstrong's historic moon landing will be shown in new light on Thursday when Nasa releases a previously unseen film of the first manned lunar excursion.
The new film has been restored and digitally enhanced using state-of-the-art technology and will be much clearer and less grainy than previously released footage of the 1969 landing.

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Ed ~ Unfortunately, these are not the misplaced original tapes of the moon landing, as had been speculated.

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NASA will provide a unique audio "time capsule" in observance of the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. Audio from the entire Apollo 11 mission will be replayed and streamed on the Internet at exactly the same time and date it was broadcast in 1969.

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