On July 20th, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, pilot of the lunar module "Eagle", and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr., landed on the lunar surface, in a zone called Sea of Tranquility. When Aldrin joined Armstrong on the ground, he was in awe. In only seven years, NASA scientists, technicians and astronauts fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's 1962 promise to send a man to the moon before the end of the decade. The technological and human challenges undertaken by the space adventure stimulated innovation in a number of scientific and industrial fields, including photography.
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