Space history: 45 years ago today, Apollo 11 blasted off to put humans on the moon

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5 frame shot of the gantry retracting while the Saturn V boosters lift off to carry the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon. Photo: TIME.

5 frame shot of the gantry retracting while the Saturn V boosters lift off to carry the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon. Photo: TIME.

Today is a big day in space exploration history: on this day, 45 years ago, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission blasted 3 human beings into space, to set foot on our moon. Read the rest