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Photos: humans making history in space

By Lauren Russell
updated 6:24 AM EST, Tue November 27, 2012
On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission put the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong famously commemorated his first steps on the moon by saying, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Click through the gallery to see other milestones in space exploration. And go inside "The Space Race" on this week's episode of <a href='http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/us/the-sixties'>"The Sixties,"</a> Thursday night, July 24, at 9 on CNN. On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission put the first humans on the moon. Neil Armstrong famously commemorated his first steps on the moon by saying, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Click through the gallery to see other milestones in space exploration. And go inside "The Space Race" on this week's episode of "The Sixties," Thursday night, July 24, at 9 on CNN.
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