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Neil Armstrong on the end of the space race

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Forty years ago millions of people crowded round radios and television sets to witness the first time man set foot on the Moon.

The Apollo 11 mission was a major victory for the US over Russia in the race to conquer space.

Speaking at the John H Glenn Lecture for 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11, the first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, said the lunar landing helped to create ''co-operation between former adversaries'' and hastened the end of the space race.

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