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Buzz Aldrin on the moon poses next to the Unites States flag, July 20, 1969

"That's one small step for man... and one giant leap for mankind," said Neil Armstrong as he walked on the moon, July 20, 1969

Credit: Armstrong, Neil. "Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot of the First Lunar Landing Mission, Poses for a Photograph beside the Deployed United States Flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the Lunar Surface." July 20, 1969 courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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