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Armstrong relives historic moon landing FEATURE 08/30/2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Armstrong relives historic moon landing

FEATURE

08/30/2011
SYDNEY — It’s more than 40 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, but his memories of the historic flight remain as undimmed as his passion for further exploration of space.

The Apollo 11 commander, now aged 81, relived the 1969 mission that enthralled the world as he watched Google’s new high-definition images of the moon in Australia last week.

The pictures, available on YouTube since May but which Armstrong said he had only just seen, show Apollo 11’s landing spot, including the fuel cell left behind which it also used as a launch pad.

“So for the sceptics about whether we ever landed on the moon — this is a pretty good indication that somebody’s done it,” he quipped to a business audience that had paid hundreds of dollars to hear him speak..... MORE

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