The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

ABC News | 7/20/2019 | Staff (Posted by) Level 4
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The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local):

2 p.m.

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Vice President Mike Pence is marking the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site.

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Pence to Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday and showed him the pad where he began that momentous journey 50 years ago. Aldrin later got a standing ovation during a speech by Pence.

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Mission commander Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the moon on July 20, 1969, died seven years ago. Command module pilot Michael Collins did not attend the Florida celebration.

Pence says Apollo 11 is the only event of the 20th century that "stands a chance of being widely remembered in the 30th century." The vice president reiterated the Trump administration's push to put Americans back on the moon by 2024.


12:30 p.m.

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is drawing crowds to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

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The spacecraft that carried the three-man crew to the moon and back to Earth is on display at the museum, part of a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

The Seattle museum added...
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