We went to the moon

Human beings once trod the moon. The first time man stepped foot on the lunar surface was 50 years tomorrow (July 20, 1969). Apollo 11, a marvel of mankind’s scientific reach, was followed by six successful moon landings. Man last walked on the moon in 1972. Our gaze turned elsewhere after that.

Once we proved to ourselves that we could send astronauts to the moon and . . .

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