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Credit: Courtesy of Barry Z Levine,  Photo Caption: Aerial view of Woodstock festival attendees and stage, 1969.

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Credit: Courtesy of NASA, 1969  Photo Caption: Left to right, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.

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