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Houstonians Share Their Moon Landing Memories

We celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his small step for man and giant leap for mankind.

NASA astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin salutes the U.S. flag he and astronaut Neil Armstrong put on the Moon on July 20, 1969, during the historic Apollo 11 mission.

It was perhaps the single most inspiring moment of the 20th century. A human being set foot on the surface of the moon, and it all unfolded live on television. As we celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his small step for man and giant leap for mankind, we look back with some of our fellow Houstonians, who remember watching the live broadcast of the Apollo 11 landing, on July 20, 1969. Listen to Houstonians share their memories in the audio above. 

Astronaut Alan Bean during the Apollo 12 spacewalk on the moon’s surface. Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., who took the photo, is reflected in Bean’s helmet visor.

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