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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin faces the camera on the moon. Click on the video button to watch a 1994 retrospective on the moon mission from NBC News, including interviews with the late astronomer Carl Sagan, retired astronaut John Glenn and "Star Trek" star William Shatner.
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updated 8/7/2001 6:04:09 AM ET 2001-08-07T10:04:09

The world watched in wonder as humans walked on the moon for the first time on July 20, 1969. For many, the Apollo 11 mission ranked as one of humanity’s greatest triumphs. “Apollo 11 reached into the realm of myth and legend,” the late astronomer Carl Sagan told NBC News in 1994. Watch NBC’s retrospective on the mission, first presented for the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11.

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