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Countdown to the launch of the Apollo 11 mission, which carried the astronauts who made the first landing on the Moon. Apollo 11 was launched on a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, on 16th July 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the Moon, while Michael Collins remained in the Command/Service Module in lunar orbit. The crew returned to Earth safely on 24th July.
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