Man's Mission to the Moon Turns 43: Here's How to Celebrate in the Valley

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of spaceflight Apollo 11, when Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon (don't forget: Michael Collins made the trip too, but stayed in orbit.)

There's always less national fanfare for these "in-between" anniversaries -- a daytime event at the Challenger Space Center is all we could find in The Valley.

And unfortunately, last night was a new moon - meaning "no" moon - so tonight's view of Luna will be a barely visible sliver in the sky. So instead of staring at the sky, check out these videos for some planetary eye candy and a chance to celebrate our one giant leap ...

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Evelyn Ngugi
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