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40th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission

2009-07-21 01:24:31 GMT2009-07-21 09:24:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

U.S. President Barack Obama (1st R) meets with crew members of the Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin (1st L), Michael Collins (2nd L) and Neil Armstrong (2nd R) on the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing of mankind in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

Former U.S. Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan speaks at a news conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the walk on the moon at the NASA headquarters in Washington July 20, 2009. Astronauts of the Apollo space program gathered here on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing of mankind. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

Former U.S. Apollo 8 and 11 astronaut James Lovell speaks at a news conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the walk on the moon at the NASA headquarters in Washington July 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

Former U.S. Apollo astronauts Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), James Lovell (Apollo 8 and 11), David Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Charles Duke (Apollo 16), Thomas Stafford (Apollo 10 Commander) and Eugene Cernan (Apollo 17) (L-R) pose at a news conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the walk on the moon at the NASA headquarters in Washington July 20, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Yan)

U.S. President Barack Obama met with crew members of the Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong on the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing of mankind in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2009.

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