PHOTOS: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

PHOTOS: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landingView over the heads of spectators of the launch of NASA's Apollo 11 space mission, Cape Kennedy (later Cape Canaveral), Florida, July 16, 1969. (Photo: Ralph Crane/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of millions tuned in to radios or watched the grainy black-and-white images on TV as Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969 , in one of humanity's most glorious technological achievements.

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