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Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jul 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 00:55:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- The San Diego Air & Space Museum held a celebration exactly fifty years to the day of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins’ historic mission to the Moon a half century ago, the Museum announced today.

Apollo 11 was the first time a human set foot on the Moon, one of mankind’s most incredible achievements.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum celebrated their accomplishments with a special event held during their after hours on Saturday. The public was invited to explore the exhibits, hear from a specially organized panel and watched the launch the San Diego premier of “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” a special documentary from the Smithsonian Channel commemorating the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

At the event, people were reminiscing on where they were during the historic moment 50 years ago.

One man who attended the even tells 10News, "That's one of the reasons I'm here today I was about 14 years old in our living room."