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VIDEO UPDATE: NASA marks 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon mission

Man's first moonwalk was 40 years ago today...

Posted: July 15, 2009 10:12 p.m.
Updated: July 20, 2009 5:06 p.m.

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HOUSTON -- NASA is providing a unique audio "time capsule" in observance of the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon 40 years ago today on July 20, 1969.

NASA is replaying and streaming audio on the Internet from the entire Apollo 11 mission at exactly the same time and date it was broadcast in 1969.

The audio retrospective began at 6:32 a.m. CDT Thursday, July 16, 1969, two hours before the spacecraft launched.

The audio continues through splashdown of the mission at 11:51 a.m. CDT Friday, July 24, and recovery of the crew shortly afterward.

The Web stream features the communications between the astronauts and ground teams, and commentary from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

To listen to the replay, visit

For historical information about Apollo 11, visit

NASA's Apollo 40th anniversary Web site also provides easy access to various agency resources and multimedia about the program and the history of human spaceflight, including a gallery of Apollo multimedia features. Visit


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