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U.S. Embassy in Berlin will Commemorate the Anniversary of Landing on the Moon

This summer, it will be 50 years since the famous trio landed on moon

March 11th, 2019
Anna Hlavackova, News from Berlin
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The U.S. embassy in co-operation with Amerika Haus Berlin and Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung will host an event dedicated to Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, and their legacy.

The landing on the moon was a closely watched event, as 600 millions people turned on their televisions to watch the historical moment. Later that year, the three astronauts visited West-Berlin as a part of their “Goodwill Tour” which connected science and diplomacy.

Dr. Taesel Muir-Harmony, a science historian at the Smithsonian Institute, celebrates the mission’s anniversary in her book Apollo to the moon: A history in 50 objects. She uses the Smithsonian archives, photographs, graphics and stories to depict one of the biggest stories of the 20th century. Dr. Muir-Harmony will be discussing her book and the question of how to remember the events 50 years in retrospect and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall on March 20, 2019 in Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung.

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