Neil Armstrong in the Lunar Module simulator

Armstrong’s explanation for the mysterious light was the panels that had previously detached from the rocket. Though some theorists believe that something more extra-terrestrial could have been responsible. For his part, Aldrin dismissed these claims as nonsense in a 2016 interview with National Geographic magazine to promote his book: No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon. Photo Credit: Project Apollo Archive/Flickr

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