CBS is streaming the Apollo 11 moon launch for the 50th anniversary

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You can go back to the moon today.


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CBS is letting you take a trip back to the moment the Saturn V rocket carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969.

The Saturn V traveled 250,000 miles. Aldrin and Armstrong walked on the moon for two hours four days later. Collins stayed in orbit. 

The Apollo 11 crew brought back 22 kilograms (about 50 pounds) of lunar material, including rocks, some core samples and lunar soil.

The original NASA Apollo 11 moon landing tape were estimated to be worth $1-2 million by art dealer company Sotheby’s. The historic tapes will be part of an auction on July 20. You can the original broadcast from CBS with anchor Walter Cronkite for free here: 

(Editors’ note: Techhnews is owned by CBS.)

Originally published July 16 6:45 a.m. PT.
Update, at 7:10 a.m. PT: Adds more information.

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