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If the Earth were the size of a basketball, than no human has been higher than a half inch above the surface for 40 years.

If the Earth were the size of a basketball, than no human has been higher than a half inch above the surface for 40 years.

07/16/1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to land on the moon. Father and son oberve Apollo 11 Launch, Photo by Ralph Crane

07/16/1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to land on the moon. Father and son oberve Apollo 11 Launch, Photo by Ralph Crane

Erect in its gantry at the Cape, a 58-foot mercury-Redstone launch  vehicle is prepared for flight.  later, mercury spacecraft number 11, which is to be  used in NASA's second manned suborbital space flight, will be added.

Erect in its gantry at the Cape, a 58-foot mercury-Redstone launch vehicle is prepared for flight. later, mercury spacecraft number 11, which is to be used in NASA's second manned suborbital space flight, will be added.

Apollo 11 First man on the moon / interactive panoramas, with audio! / via dino

Apollo 11 First man on the moon / interactive panoramas, with audio! / via dino

Apollo 1 Astronauts (l-r) Gus Grissom, Ed White, And Roger Chaffee, Photographed The Week Before The Fatal Fire At Pad 34, From Which Their Mission Was To Have Launched In February 1967. They Died January 27, 1967. / The Apollo 1 Launchpad Fire: Remembering Grissom, White and Chaffee | LIFE.com

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Apollo 1 Astronauts (l-r) Gus Grissom, Ed White, And Roger Chaffee, Photographed The Week Before The Fatal Fire At Pad 34, From Which Their Mission Was To Have Launched In February 1967. They Died January 27, 1967. / The Apollo 1 Launchpad Fire: Remembering Grissom, White and Chaffee | LIFE.com

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