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Apollo 11 worldwide tour, Kinshasa, October 1969. Footage of part of the Kinshasa leg of the global Presidential Goodwill Tour that took place from 29 September to 5 November 1969. The footage starts with President Mobutu (in the uniform of a colonel) being presented with a replica of the goodwill plaque left on the Moon. The rest of the footage shows the Apollo 11 astronauts (Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins) shaking hands with various dignitaries. Officially called the Giantstep Apollo 11 tour, the route took the Apollo 11 astronauts and their entourage to 27 cities in 22 countries over a period of 37 days. NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins were the crew of the historic Apollo 11 mission (16-24 July 1969), achieving the first landing by humans on the Moon on 20 July 1969. Around 100 million people turned out across the world to see the men who had been to the Moon. The visit to Kinshasa, Zaire, took place from 22-24 October 1969.
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