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The Eagle lands, 45 years ago today

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By Doug Powers  •  July 20, 2014 10:14 AM

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For a moment, let’s talk about American exceptionalism, because A) The Apollo 11 mission was arguably the greatest technological achievement in the history of the human race (not counting the invention Cheetos), and B) I’m in the mood to make John Kerry uptight.

Forty-five years ago today, the Eagle landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stuck a landing with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining, and history was made:

First steps on the moon:

A 2011 interview with the late Neil Armstrong:

From Buzz Aldrin on Twitter, this is awesome:

https://twitter.com/TheRealBuzz/status/490549855945637888

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