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Remember Cronkite's words on the anniversary of the moon landing

Think back, if you remember the day July 20, 1969. Or imagine, if you weren't born yet. It is a Sunday evening in the middle of a sultry summer. Television screens are aglow with live coverage of the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are about to step onto an alien surface, never quite sure if they'll make it home. An untold number of engineers and technicians are working behind the scenes to beam their live pictures from the moon back to Earth. Anchors like Walter Cronkite are narrating every step. And the family members of the astronauts are watching Cronkite to see what's about to happen.

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See the moon landing as they did 50 years ago

Astronaut Neil Armstrong made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first man to set foot on the moon. Watch the historic Apollo 11 moments as the world witnessed them 50 years ago. Watch 'Apollo 11' on Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET

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When President Nixon called the moon

After Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's successful 1969 moon landing, President Richard Nixon placed a very long-distance phone call to the astronauts. For more, watch CNN Films' "Apollo 11" on Saturday, July 20 at 9 and 11 p.m. ET.

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What it takes to be an astronaut

During the 1966 Gemini 8 mission, commanded by astronaut Neil Armstrong, an error caused the spacecraft to spin so violently that his and astronaut David Scott's vision blurred.

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Neil Armstrong's spacesuit is now on display

After years of painstaking conservation, Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic moon mission.

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Flag 'controversy' in Neil Armstrong movie proves to be inflated

If stoic heroism sounds pretty good right about now, "First Man" lands at a welcome time. The "La La Land" reunion of Ryan Gosling and director Damien Chazelle produces a soaring, IMAX-worthy look at Neil Armstrong's life in the decade leading up to the moon landing, providing a reminder that fulfilling John F. Kennedy's vision was as much about grit, guts and determination as any feat of engineering.

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