Lunar Landing Set To Mark Big Milestone

It was 50 years ago this Saturday when the world heard the words 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' Those words coming from astronaut Neil Armstrong who just stepped off the Apollo-11 lunar module hours after after it landed on the moon.

President John Kennedy launched the Apollo mission in 1963 with hopes of landing on the moon and returning them safely back to earth.

Armstrong and fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before touching down on the moon four days later.

Armstrong and Aldrin spent two hours on the moon collecting more than 47 pounds of material to bring back to earth.

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