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40 years on the moon

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission blasting off from the Earth with the end goal of reaching the moon. It would be four days until the three astronauts charged with boldly going where no man had gone before reached their final destination and could get out and stretch their legs on the moon (whereas I can barely travel four hours without needing a pit stop).

To celebrate their anniversary of their grand adventure, MSNBC created a slideshow of the best photographs of the moon from the past 50 years (remember it took almost 10 years to get Buzz, Neil, and Mike off the Earth).

Enjoy!

Buzz Aldrin on the moon
Buzz Aldrin on the moon
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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.