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7 Things You Didn't Know About the First Moon Landing

By Becky Ferreira Sep 6, 2012

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A Nod to the Cosmonauts

A flag and some science equipment weren’t the only things left on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin also left a memorial satchel containing medals commemorating cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to ever travel to outer space, and Vladimir Komarov, who died in a Russian space mission in 1967. Respect between astronauts transcends national boundaries.

Tags: science, slideshows, life, the moon, astronomy, nasa, space travel, neil armstrong

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