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It was forty years ago today

July 20, 2009
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On July 20th, 1969, the Apollo 11 team became the first humans to walk on ground outside of the Earth’s atmosphere. Above is NASA’s recently remastered (if you can call it that) footage, what little they’ve not taped over, of Neil Armstrong’s famous first words on the Moon. It’s an unbelievable shame that in the past 40 years, the human race has not explored any further. It’s rather like we’ve become that small child that dips their foot in the water, finds it too cold and never jumps into the pool. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins spoke with President Obama and hoped that the USA would soon start working towards landing on Mars. Even if the only reason we started the space race was to beat the Commies and show off our might, at least it got a generation of Americans interested in exploration again. Hopefully today’s nostalgia will kick things back into gear, and it won’t be too long before we have to discover whether the truth is out there.

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