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Relive the first moon landing 50 years later at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum


On July 16, 1969, the three-man crew of Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard a huge Saturn V rocket, and four days later, Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon.


"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong said as the ghostly images were televised live back to earth.


Armstrong became an instant hero in 1969, but his career as an astronaut, test pilot, and aviation instructor began much earlier in his hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio.


Located just off of Interstate 75, you'll find an odd-looking bunker with a bright white dome in the centre and short concrete walls radiating out.


"It's been here almost 50 years and it has been a celebration of achievements in air and space in Ohio, most notably with Wapakoneta's favourite son, Neil Armstrong."


NASA is also loaning additional exhibits to the museum this summer, and a number of astronauts who flew on the space shuttle will make appearances.






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