The 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

It's time for "Nerd News," covering the most important news for your brain. And this week is all about tomorrow's big 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. Here's a quick rundown of everything you need to know . . .

1. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the lunar surface July 20th, 1969. They were supposed to sleep for a while, but couldn't wait to get out there. Then Neil said his famous "one small step for man" line.

They walked around for 2 hours and 36 minutes while Michael Collins orbited in the command module. The entire Apollo 11 mission took eight days.

2. We landed men on the Moon five more times after that, between 1969 and 1972. And NASA came up with a bunch of technology for the missions that we still use today: Things like the Dustbuster . . . thermal blankets . . . tiny cameras . . . fireproof clothing . . . vacuum-sealed food . . . and shock-absorbing sneakers.

3. has a pretty cool augmented reality experience that lets you watch the landing from three different points of view. It works with iPhones and Android. Download their app called Time Immersive to check it out.

4. And there's a great interview on YouTube right now, where Buzz Aldrin talks about the lunar landing from start to finish. He did it in 2016 at a science museum in London, but they just posted it for the first time. It's got a bunch of crazy details. Like, when they finally touched down, they only had 15 SECONDS worth of fuel left.

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