BUZZ ALDRIN VISITS HUNTSVILLE TO ACCEPT AWARD FOR WORK ON APOLLO 11 MISSION

Apollo 11

Vice President Mike Pence unveils the space suit Neil Armstrong wore on the Apollo 11 mission at the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., which would have been similar to what Aldrin wore on the Moon.

It’s been 50 years since Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. On July 17, he walked into the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to applause and cheers as the audience celebrated Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

The famous astronaut got an award for his work in space exploration. Politicians were in attendance, too, to trade ideas and inspiration and listen to Aldrin talk about his life and the mission that changed his life all those years ago.

He said one of his favorite moments in the afterglow of Apollo 11 was the way people all over the world came together to celebrate the historic accomplishment.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy to be at <a href="https://twitter.com/AerospaceStates?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AerospaceStates</a> award dinner. Love seeing that rocket stacked! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ApolloXI?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ApolloXI</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ASA2019?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ASA2019</a> <a href="https://t.co/lzwPkp1k9p">https://t.co/lzwPkp1k9p</a> <a href="https://t.co/Oxxsqae42z">pic.twitter.com/Oxxsqae42z</a></p>
<p>— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRealBuzz/status/1151650057973915648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 18, 2019</a></p></blockquote>”}}

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