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Apollo 11 Ticker Tape Parade

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Thursday, July 24, 2014: 45 years ago today, on July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, after successfully landing two…Read More »

American astronauts, Armstrong and Aldrin, on the moon on July 20. On August 13, New York City welcomed the three astronauts of the mission with a ticker tape parade on Broadway and Park Avenue, considered the largest such parade in the city’s history. Waving to the crowd in the lead car shown here are (L to R): Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Neil A. Armstrong, commander.

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