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Eagle Pilot Buzz Aldrin

Photograph courtesy NASA

Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin poses for a portrait in July 1969. The landing and subsequent emergence from the Eagle lander of astronaut Neil Armstrong drew the largest television audience for any live event up until that time and inspired Armstrong to utter the famous words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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