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  1. Baseball player Gaylord Perry's manager once remarked that "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a home run.". On July 20, 1969, just an hour after the Apollo 11 spacecraft carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, Perry hit the first home run of his career

  2. Much of the work on the Apollo 11 spacecraft was done entirely by hand. For instance, parachutes were manually stitched and folded by only three indispensable, trained professionals who were forbidden from riding in the same car to prevent all three from being injured in the same accident.

  3. Apollo 12 landed within 600 feet of the Surveyor 3 spacecraft that had arrived 2 years earlier. Parts of the spacecraft were retrieved and taken back home for examination.

  4. A small town in Kansas has one of the largest space museums in the world, including Liberty Bell 7, the Apollo 13 command module, the Gemini X spacecraft, Vostok and Voshkod spacecraft, an SR-71, Nazi V1 and V2 weapons, and several full-scale launch rockets

  5. While Neil Armstrong was walking on the moon the Soviet Union had an unmanned spacecraft in lunar orbit on a mission to obtain soil samples. It crashed on the moon the day Apollo 11 left.

  6. Astronaut Ed White - the first American to walk in space - said while reentering the spacecraft: "I'm coming back in... and it's the saddest moment of my life." He died two years later during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission.

  7. In 1975 in the middle of the cold war, USA and the Soviet Union conducted a joint space project called Apollo-Soyuz where two spacecrafts from the two rival nations would dock with each other in outer space.

  8. The tower on top of the Apollo spacecraft contained a launch escape system, which could eject the crew module safely away from an imminent rocket explosion. The tower contained a solid-fueled rocket and used the craft's parachutes to get the crew to safety.

  9. The engine powering NASA's new Orion spacecraft is a 58-year-old design used in the 1960's Apollo missions.

  10. In 2012 a NASA spacecraft took photos of the surface of the moon and confirmed that most of the American flags from the Apollo missions are still standing.

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During the Apollo 8 mission, astronaut Frank Borman was violently ill in zero gravity, leaving the spacecraft "full of small globules of vomit and feces"

The memory system of the computers on the Apollo 11 spacecraft had to be sewn together by hand! The wire was threaded either around or through scores of tiny ring-shaped magnets, which created either a 0 or a 1 in the code.

The NASA engineer who devised the scheme to rewire the batteries in the Apollo 13 module got the idea from a movie he had seen the day of the spacecraft accident. A movie in which three astronauts are stranded in space in a crippled spacecraft.

There is an official NASA transcript of the Apollo 10 astronauts talking about shit floating around the spacecraft.

The memory used in the Apollo spacecraft was nicknamed "Little Old Lady memory" because the software was woven into rope by female factory workers.

A bacterium survived on the lens of the Surveyor 3 probe on the surface of the moon for over two years. Apollo 12 astronauts later visited the spacecraft and recovered it for study.

Maxime Faget was the designer of the Mercury spacecraft, and contributed to the later Gemini and Apollo spacecraft as well as the Space Shuttle.

The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Ohio is shaped like a moon and it features the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Neil Armstrong's Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, and a lunar sample. The museum has no formal relationship with Armstrong

Luna 15, an unmanned spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union, crash-landed on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

When Apollo 11 was heading to the moon, a Russian spacecraft Luna was literally racing them. It crashed into the Moon while Neil and Buzz were on the surface.

Apollo 11's spacecraft could have been called "Romeo and Juliet", or "Owl and Pussycat", but the more dignified "Eagle and Columbia" were chosen.

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