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Who were the first people to land on the moon?

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The first people to land on the moon were Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin. The third member of the Apollo 11 mission was Michael Collins, who remained in the orbit around the moon.

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The Apollo 11 expedition started on July 16, 1969 and the two astronauts landed on the moon on July 20 in the Lunar Module. The first human to set foot on the moon was Armstrong, followed by Aldrin. They spent about 3 hours on the moon, taking rock samples, doing experiments and taking pictures. They also took pictures, left a sign and put a U.S. flag on the surface of the moon.

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