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Science Exploration Day 2021

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Science Exploration Day 2021

Science Exploration Day (also called Moon Day) is observed on 20th July every year. It was on this day in 1969 that Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon’s surface.

  • The day also marks the first walking on the moon by man and also commemorates this historic event during events held in the early 1970s.
  • Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon’s surface. 
  • The Armstrong and Aldrin duo spent 21.5 hours on the surface of the moon out of which they spent 2.5 hours outside of their capsules.
  • In 1984, The President of the United States, Ronald Reagan declared a holiday to commemorate their achievement.


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