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45 Years Ago Today, Man First Lands on the Moon
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less, and together they collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material for return to Earth. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth. [Wiki]

45 Years Ago Today, Man First Lands on the Moon

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Armstrong spent about two and a half hours outside the spacecraft, Aldrin slightly less, and together they collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material for return to Earth. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, piloted the command spacecraft alone in lunar orbit until Armstrong and Aldrin returned to it just under a day later for the trip back to Earth. [Wiki]

On This Day in 1856, Nikola Tesla Was Born
Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. [Wiki]
Scan from Real Heroes #16, “Prophet of Science”

On This Day in 1856, Nikola Tesla Was Born

Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943) was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. [Wiki]

Scan from Real Heroes #16, “Prophet of Science”

June 5, 1989: Man vs. Tank in Tiananmen square

25 years ago today, a lone man, known by most simply as “Tank Man” stood in front of a column of Army tanks in Beijing the day after the Chinese government’s violent crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square.

The identity of the man in these photos, and what became of him in their aftermath, is still a mystery to this day.

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Remembering US Veterans on Memorial Day

For more photos and videos from ceremonies throughout the US, browse the #memorialday hashtag and explore the location pages below.

People gathered in National Cemeteries across the US on Monday to honor the memory of those who lost their lives while serving in the Armed Forces.

Originally known as “Decoration Day” after the end of the American Civil War, Memorial Day since expanded to include those who passed in all US military conflicts. Traditions include laying flowers and flags on soldiers’ graves, parades in towns throughout the country and public addresses by veterans and state legislators.

To see more photos and videos from ceremonies at National Cemeteries throughout the US, explore the following location pages:

(via:instagram)