Wednesday marks anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

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(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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