NASA to Mark 45th Anniversary of First Moon Landing With Sunday Night Broadcast

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon when they did so on July 20, 1969. (Credit: NASA)

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Sunday marked the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step into the lunar world.

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To commemorate the anniversary, NASA-TV will broadcast restored footage of Armstrong and Aldrin’s historic landing at 7:39 p.m., the exact time Armstrong opened up the hatch on July 20, 1969.

NASA will honor Armstrong, who died in 2012, with a renaming ceremony at the Eagle’s launch site in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Monday.

Aldrin and other Apollo 11 crew members were expected to be on hand for the ceremony.

This story aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 20, 2014.

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