Gotta Watch: How we got to the moon
November 16th, 2011
11:43 AM ET

Gotta Watch: How we got to the moon

The first moon landing was one of the nation’s most historic must-see events. An estimated 600 million people around the world tuned in to see Apollo 11 touch down on the moon. Today, the astronauts who flew to the moon are making a rare joint appearance to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, along with former senator and astronaut John Glenn. You’ve no doubt seen the moon landing footage. Now go behind the scenes and learn more about what it took to get Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon.

Cutting edge – The computer on the lunar module had 36k of memory—that’s less than a calculator holds now. Check out the giant technological leaps we’ve made since that historic trip.

FULL STORY from CNN's Just In

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  1. Inquiring minds want to know

    It's about time these heroic men were acknowledged. And to all those men and women who have succeeded them, you have my unending respect and gratitude.

    November 20, 2011 at 3:36 am |

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