CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since.
Hundreds of millions tuned in to radios or watched the grainy black-and-white images on TV as Apollo 11s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, in one of humanitys most glorious technological achievements.
Astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon alone in the mother ship while Armstrong proclaimed for the ages, Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, was struck by the banding together of Earths inhabitants.
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