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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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The American space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the
moon’s surface on this day in 1964. It was the first space probe 
of the United States to successfully transmit close images of
the lunar surface back
to Earth. It was also the first completely
successful flight of the Ranger
program.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE
   

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Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface. 

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Commander Neil Armstrong and 
lunar Module pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk
on the moon.  

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First footprint on the Moon (left) was that of astronaut Neil
Armstrong (right).

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag.
(Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 88 TODAY

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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.)

The second person to ever walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin was the pilot of
NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and was a member of the third group of astronauts
ever selected by NASA. He served as an astronaut from his selection in 1963
until his retirement in 1971. Aldrin served as an U.S. Air Force officer and had
a Command Pilot rating. Appropriately enough, his mother’s maiden name
was Moon.

Aldrin in a space suit stands on the grey soil of the Moon. Armstrong and the lunar module are reflected in his visor.
Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission
in 1969.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Surveyor 7 was the seventh and last lunar lander of the American unmanned Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the
Moon on this day in 1968. A total 21,091 pictures were transmitted
back to Earth.


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Photo of Surveyor model taken on Earth.

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Photomosaic of a panorama taken by Surveyor 7 of its landing site.

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Tycho Crater Rim.

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PIECE OF THE MOON SOLD BIG AT AUCTION

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BOSTON (AP) — A 12-pound chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a
lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. It was
found
last year in a remote area of Mauritania in northwest Africa.

Boston-based RR Auction announced Friday the $612,500 winning bid for
the meteorite, composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle,
came from a representative working with the Tam Chuc Pagoda complex
in Ha Nam Province, Vietnam. They predicted it would get $500,000 at
auction.


It is considered one of the most significant lunar meteorites ever found
because of its large size and because it has "partial fusion crust" caused
by the tremendous heat that sears the rock as it falls to Earth.

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