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An icon of achievement.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon.

And there was much rejoicing!

From the Smithsonian, this image:

In celebration of the first man on the moon, we share with you the Apollo 11 Command Module, “Columbia” – the living quarters for Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins…

The Command Module was one of the three parts of the complete Apollo spacecraft and the only portion of the spacecraft to return to Earth. It was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1970 and can be seen on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

This is one of my favorite exhibits at the National Air and Space museum. If you’ve never been, or if you’re a parent and your kids haven’t been yet–go!

via Boing Boing

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