July 20–National Moon Day

Today is the fifty-first  anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon  on July 20, 1969.

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 carried the first humans to the moon. Six hours after landing on the moon, American Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface. He spent two and a half hours outside the spacecraft. Buzz Aldrin soon followed, stepping onto the lunar surface. After joining Armstrong, the two men collected 47.5 pounds of lunar material. Their specimens would make the journey back to Earth to be analyzed.

In the command module, a third astronaut waited. Pilot, Michael Collins, remained alone in orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned.

In honor of National Moon Day, take the Ultimate Moon Quiz.

It is not a particularly difficult  quiz or I was a lucky guesser.

Ultimate Moon Quiz Results

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