Apollo 11, Lift Off To The Moon, 50 Years Ago Today

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to Launch Complex 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center this morning — the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Armstrong died seven years ago and Aldrin cancelled his appearance.

Collins remained aboard Columbia, the mother ship, while Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the Eagle on July 20th, 1969, and spent more than two hours walking the gray, dusty lunar surface.

At the Air and Space Museum in Washington, the spacesuit that Armstrong wore went back on display following restoration work, complete with lunar dust on its knees, thighs and elbows.  (11)

Photo source: www.nasa.gov

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