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Photos: 50th anniversary of the moon landing

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 49: Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit is seen after being unveiled for the first time in thirteen years, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2019, during the 50th anniversary of the launch mission. - Fifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity's place in the universe. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP/Getty Images)

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the moon. The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic launch. Click through to take a look at the celebrations held to commemorate the historic event.

(Pictured) Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit is unveiled at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., U.S., on July 16.

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