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Obama meets astronauts, makes no promises
President uses Apollo 11 event to talk about education and inspiration — but not the moon or Mars.
Cosmic Log: Your moonshot memories
Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: July 20, 1969, was a day that changed people's lives on Earth.
Unraveling Russia’s moon riddles
The Soviets downplayed Apollo 11 as a "stunt," but a never-used moonsuit tells a different story.
That’s one small misstep for most moon tales
Apollo 11 facts often get twisted out of shape in the retelling. Take that "small step," for instance.




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Sputnik scenes
Fifty years after Sputnik’s rise, historical photos reveal the machines and the people behind the birth of the space age.

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Highlights of space flight
NBC News' Brian Williams reports on the greatest moments of the space race.
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Obama honors Apollo 11 astronauts
July 20: During a White House ceremony, President Barack Obama hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts as "American heroes," saying they were the touchstone for excellence in exploration that inspired the scientists of today.

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How Apollo 11 won the space race
Learn more about the moonship, the mission and its meaning.

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Shuttle history
Trace every flight of America's space fleet
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Quiz: Test your Apollo space IQ
How well do you know the trivia behind America's moon program?
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Highs and lows
Revisit the achievements and tragedies of America's human spaceflight effort.

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Space bloopers
Test your knowledge of the space effort's trivial troubles.
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