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43rd Anniversary of First Moon Walk
43 years ago today, on July 20th, 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong aboard Apollo 11 became the first humans to land on the moon. Six hours later, Armstrong reported the moon’s surface dust as “very fine-grained” and “almost like a powder.” As he stepped off the lunar module he then spoke his famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as the world watched in awe.
Though there have been no manned U.S. moon landings since 1972, it has not stopped those of us here on earth from dreaming of traveling worlds beyond our own — utilizing telescopes and lenses to capture images of distant planets, stars, and satellites. Take a look at beautiful photos of Earth’s natural satellite snapped with just an iPhone and a telescope over at #astroiphonography.