Wednesday marks anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

FILE - In this July 16, 1969 file photo, Neil Armstrong waving in front, heads for the van that will take the crew to the rocket for launch to the moon at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. (AP Photo/File)

(WIAT) — Wednesday is the anniversary of the moon landing. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the lunar surface at 4:18 p.m. Eastern time.

It only had 30 seconds worth of fuel remaining and had taken off on the morning of July 16, carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

A little over six hours later, with more than half a billion people watching, Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.

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