Forty-five years ago, American Neil Armstrong had become the first man to walk on the Moon. The astronaut stepped onto the Moon’s surface, in the Sea of Tranquility, at 2156 CST on July 20 (0256 GMT on July 21) casting this famous declaration: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” An opportunity to remind that subsequent missions to Apollo XI used the Lunar Rover Vehicle that the NASA decided to back up by a Vincent 1000 Rapide Touring, just in case the Lunar Rover Vehicle would break down….

45 Years ago, the NASA  firmly believed that the best backup vehicle for the LRV was the Vincent 1000 Rapide Touring.
45 Years ago, the NASA firmly believed that the best backup vehicle for the LRV was the Vincent 1000 Rapide Touring. (Thanks to the anonymous web photoshopper)
Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Photograph: NEIL ARMSTRONG/AP
Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Photograph: NEIL ARMSTRONG/AP, and this one is real!

 

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