Buzz Aldrin Poses next to the U.S. flag on Moon

Though when it came to the most pivotal part of the mission, Aldrin only had the job on his mind. He told the 50th anniversary gala audience, “I sometimes think the three of us missed ‘the big event.’ While we were out there on the moon, the world was growing closer together, right here.” Photo Credit: NASA/Liaison/Getty Images

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