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Apollo Landing and Quarantine

40 years ago today Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing its historical mission.Time to celebrate, right?Unfortunately not.Out of fear of astronauts bringing “unheard-of” diseases back to Earth, US public authorities imposed a 21-day quarantine on all returning astronauts. They were confined to the “Lunar Receiving Laboratory” in Houston that featured, amongst other […]

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“One small step… one giant leap for mankind…”

At 20.17 GMT Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon’s surface. He took this picture of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man on the Moon. See how Flight International reported the event… Flightglobal’s Apollo @ 40 page Flightglobal’s coverage from Flight International magazine from last week and from 1969 

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