Wednesday marks the anniversary of the moon landing. On July 20th, 1969, Apollo Eleven touched down on the lunar surface, at 4:18 p.m. Eastern time.
It only had 30 seconds worth of fuel remaining.
It had taken off on the morning of July 16th, carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
A little over six hours later — with more than half a billion people watching — Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.
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