National Moon Day 2019: Know why this day is celebrated
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National Moon Day 2019: Know why this day is celebrated

Every year on July 20, National Moon Day is observed to commemorate the first day when man first walked on the moon. In 1969, the feat was first achieved.

NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) had called moon landing as the single greatest technological achievement of all time. This day is also celebrated as man’s first landing on the moon after Lunar Module Eagle touched down on the east side of the moon.

The first humans to visit moon were carried by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969, and it also marks the historic first steps taken by American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin after they stepped foot on the moon.  The astronauts were out of the spacecraft for a total of two and a half hours.

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As reported by NASA, both the Americans together carried a total of 47.5 pounds of lunar material. Apollo 11 also carried the specimens which were brought back from the moon and analyzed and studied.

The insight of what was happening on the moon was being telecast live for the Americans. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon.

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