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Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was an American space mission, part of the Apollo program and the first manned mission to land on the Moon.It was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program, and the third human voyage to the moon.

Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin.

On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above.

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