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The Buzz: 40 Years After Apollo

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Four decades ago, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step foot on the Moon. His “one giant leap for mankind” is one of the most recognizable achievements in the history of American science. The success of the Apollo 11 mission represented not only the possibilities of space exploration, but of the entire field of science; it drove home to hundreds of millions of viewers the opportunities that investment in science could create. Now, as the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is celebrated, NASA may be ready to turn its attention to a new celestial goal: Mars.

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