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A salute to the Apollo 11 astronauts

Today is the last day of MidPointe Library’s Summer Reading Program. For nearly two months each of our branches became a “Universe of Stories” as it celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing – by America’s Apollo 11 astronauts -- in July 1969. Ohioan Neil Armstrong became the first human ever to step foot upon the Moon, followed by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. Flying overhead was Michael Collins, who retrieved his colleagues at mission’s end. Although the trio had truly departed Earth, its beautiful blue presence never left them.... 

Photos courtesy of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). From top: Edwin

“Buzz” Aldrin salutes the American flag, Aldrin leaves a lunar footprint, a

beautiful blue “Earthrise” is seen from the Moon, the Moon appears in all its glory and a plaque

of peace is left behind for future visitors. Not to be forgotten is the rocket that had delivered

the first human beings to the Moon .