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Celebrating Our Path from the Moon to Mars

Just 66 years after America achieved first flight at Kitty Hawk, a new generation of pioneers landed a man on the Moon, fulfilling NASA’s promise to be first to plant its flag  on extra-terrestrial terrain. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin launched on a Saturn V from Earth July 16, 1969 and Armstrong took that first step onto the lunar surface on July 21. Boeing played a leading role in those missions, including building the Saturn V launch vehicle.

“Many of us vividly remember sitting with family and friends watching history play out in grainy black and white television 45 years ago when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon’s surface,” said John Elbon, Boeing Space Exploration vice president and general manager. “Those were the moments that shaped lives and set youngsters around the world on the path toward careers in science and engineering. Those space enthusiasts in turn launched decades of exponential growth in technological advancements.”

NASA Artist Concept: Moon to Mars

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