Why Neil Armstrong Was The First Person On The Moon

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July 20, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing when American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to plant boots on the dusty lunar surface. Buzz Aldrin followed about 20 minutes later.

Most people assume that NASA always planned for Armstrong to be the first person to step out onto the moon because of his rank. Armstrong was the commander of Apollo 11 and Aldrin was the lunar module pilot. Michael Collins stayed behind in lunar orbit as command module pilot.

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Why Neil Armstrong Was The First Person On The Moon

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