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Neil Armstrong Begs to Differ

The distance Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled on the moon belies the immensity of their feat, as NPR correspondent Robert Krulwich discovered last week when blogging about scale in the news. In truth, the scale of their accomplishment is so off the charts, it can only fuel our fantasies—not to mention those of Michael Bay.

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The Moon Landing, 40 Years Later

It has been 40 years today since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, effectively becoming the first human being ever to set foot on a space mass other than Earth. Almost half a century later, the first step is still awe-inspiring. Thank you for providing the inspiration needed to launch MTV.

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It Seems NASA Got Bored

When NASA gets really bored, it starts doing pointless comparisons of the first successful landing on the moon. Only the brightest minds at NASA will be jotting down coordinates and tracing all of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s movements. It turns out that the two original mooninites only hopped around in an area smaller than a soccer field. So NASA: ...

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