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It's been nearly 50 years since we first stepped foot on the moon. @ShribmanPG looks back on the lunar landing and how it changed America.

The Apollo 11 crew made history in 1969 when Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon. Here he is with fellow astronauts Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.  https://lat.ms/2xIYV6Z 

People were glued to the television as they watched Apollo 11 on the lunar surface. A crowd of more than 10,000 watched on giant TV screens in New York's Central Park.  https://lat.ms/2xIYV6Z 

When Apollo 11 returned to Earth on July 24, 1969, NASA's Mission Control Center celebrated with flags and applause.  https://lat.ms/2xIYV6Z 

The three presidents of the lunar decade — Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon — each played key roles in the effort to reach the moon. Read more about their lunar legacies here:  https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-moon-landing-presidents-20190711-story.html 

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