On the gray-brown, powdery surface of the moon an 8-inch stainless steel plaque is testimony to the accomplishment of a national dream: "Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind." Maybe you viewed with your parents those historic moments, more than a decade ago, when Neil A. Armstrong and then Col. Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. first stepped on the moon's dusty, rock-strewn surface. Locked into lunar or bit, Lt. Col. Michael Collins, manning their command ship, circled noiselessly above them. Their names are a part of history now - names you may have to remember for an exam some time. But did you realize that their accomplishment was more than just an adventure in outer space? It was the fulfillment of a challenge to a nation!
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