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Apollo 11 worldwide tour, Bombay, October 1969. Footage of the official ceremony held for the Apollo 11 astronauts on the Bombay leg of the global Presidential Goodwill Tour that took place from 29 September to 5 November 1969. The footage includes Indian and local dignitaries presenting awards and gifts to the astronauts and their wives. At 0:24, the line-up is (from left): Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong, Pat Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Joan Aldrin. Later, Neil Armstrong and then Mike Collins present lunar photographs to the Indian official. Finally, a replica of the goodwill plaque left on the Moon is presented. 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 Bombay (now Mumbai), India, took place from 26-27 October 1969.
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