VP Pence reinforces lunar convictions at Apollo 11 celebration

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Many moons ago, Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the ship on the moon 50 years ago on July 20th. From there it will be back to Kennedy for final preparations, and then it will be deemed ready to carry astronauts into the great void with help from a Space Launch System rocket, if that can meet its own deadlines.

The United States is holding a number of events to commemorate the historic moon landing. "China has made big headway in its space program and I know it has sent several astronauts to a space lab on the orbit", he said. "Even if you didn't grow up at that time, everyone knows, 'One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.' It's something that is pervasive". "You want to just sit there and take it in", said Warden, 63, a psychiatric nurse from Tacoma, Washington. The vice president reiterated the Trump administration's push to put Americans back on the moon by 2024.

After more than 21 hours on the surface Armstrong and Aldrin rejoined Columbia and left lunar orbit for the return journey to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 after eight days in space.

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It seems U.S. President Donald J. Trump won't let up with the possibility of going to Mars earlier than expected and insisted that it's possible to go to the Red Planet first before launching a new mission to the Moon. In 2008, George learnt that NASA was trying to locate its original videotapes of the Apollo 11 EVA., and played the tapes at DC Video, potentially for the first time since it was recorded.

Across the country in Seattle, Tim Turner was first in line at the Museum of Flight to see the Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, on display there. NASA hopes that by 2028, humans will have a sustainable presence on the surface of the moon. The three already living on the space station also were born long after the moon landings.

Fifty years on from the Apollo 11 mission - which saw astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins successfully land (and walk) on the moon, new research from Taboola has shown whose popularity remains out of this world - including two female astronauts winning the battle for social media. However, with significant delays to the development of the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft, as well as huge costs overruns, it is as yet unclear whether NASA will be able to achieve the ambitious goal.

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