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'Apollo 11 you are go for TLI'

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It is 40 years since, a little after 9.32am, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins began their mission to the moon. Science correspondent Tom Feilden, in the first of his special reports to mark the anniversary, looks back at this historic achievement.

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