40 years ago to the day, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first men to set foot on the moon. Here are some unknown facts about the historic event that was a giant leap for mankind.
In May 1961 President John F Kennedy set in motion what is generally regarded as mankind’s finest achievement, culminating in the landing on the lunar surface of Apollo 11, 40 years ago on July 20 1969.
To achieve JFK's dream, NASA employed 400,000 people, was supported by 20,000 businesses and academic institutions and in total spent $25 billion on getting America to the moon.
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