Apollo 11 Astronauts Return to NASA 07/16 06:19
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Apollo 11's astronauts are returning to the
exact spot from where they flew to the moon 50 years ago.
NASA has invited Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to Kennedy Space Center's
Launch Complex 39A on Tuesday. They will mark the precise moment --- 9:32 a.m.
on July 16, 1969 --- that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity's first
moon landing. Mission commander Neil Armstrong --- who took the first lunar
footsteps --- died in 2012.
It kicks off eight days of golden anniversary celebrations for each day of
Apollo 11's voyage.
Also Tuesday morning, 5,000 model rockets are set to launch simultaneously
at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. At the National Air
and Space Museum in Washington, Armstrong's newly restored spacesuit goes on