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Celebrating Apollo 11

8 Jul 2009, 07:57 UTC
Celebrating Apollo 11 NASA
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We’re currently having loads of fun over at Discovery Space, celebrating mankind’s biggest space achievement: when Apollo 11 landed on the moon 40 years ago. On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history while Michael Collins orbited overhead. This was a key moment in space exploration that was followed by another 5 lunar landings until 1972. Unfortunately, that was it and the Apollo Program was gradually wound down…
However, the current plan is to get astronauts back to the moon by 2020, but how are we going to do it? Actually, the answer is far from clear-cut, and although NASA is pushing ahead with the development of Constellation, outspoken space advocates, such as Buzz Aldrin, are presenting some alternatives.
But in an interesting twist, after carrying out a two-week poll on Space Disco, I found that general opinion is stacked firmly in favour of a NASA return mission to the moon…
To find out more, dive right into the Discovery Space Wide Angle: The Moon Landings:

Interview with Buzz Aldrin: Should We Return To The Moon?
Irene Klotz discusses the Apollo 11 landing with the second man on the moon. What are his opinions about ...

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