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WATCH: 48th Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

It’s been 48 years since the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon with help from Houston’s mission control.

The two-minute video montage above shows highlights of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.

More than a half a billion people watched on television while Neil Armstrong made the first human footprint on the moon.

Pilot Buzz Aldrin joined him shortly after. They left an American flag, and a plaque reading: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon. July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”

To learn about Space Center Houston’s recently announced initiative to restore the historic mission control room that was a part of the Apollo 11 moon landing, visit their website.

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