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Go to Mars! Neil Armstrong's moonshot crewmates sound the call

22 Jun 2013, 02:35 UTC
Go to Mars! Neil Armstrong's moonshot crewmates sound the call
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Nearly a year after his death, first moonwalker Neil Armstrong's crewmates declared on Thursday that future missions to Mars should serve as part of the Apollo program's legacy.
The other moonwalker on 1969's Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin, paraphrased President John F. Kennedy a …

NASA's Johnson Space Center created this video tribute to moonwalker Neil Armstrong In conjunction with Thursday's memorial service and tree dedication.Watch on YouTubeBy Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News

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Nearly a year after his death, first moonwalker Neil Armstrong's crewmates declared on Thursday that future missions to Mars should serve as part of the Apollo program's legacy.The other moonwalker on 1969's Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin, paraphrased President John F. Kennedy after laying out a vision for voyages to Mars and its moons by the 2030s. "In the spirit of Apollo, we choose to do these things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, as we boldly venture into the future — coming, going in peace for all mankind," Aldrin said during an Armstrong memorial service at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Aldrin recalled that the third crew member on Apollo 11, Michael Collins, boiled his prescription ...

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