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Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps | BBC News

Old maps of the Moon and stars are being shared to mark 50 years since the first manned lunar landing.

Some will feature in a series of tweets by Cambridge University Library during the eight days coinciding with the dates of the momentous voyage in 1969.

They include a “rare” rubbing of a 12th Century Chinese map of the stars.

“We as a species have been recording, researching and documenting the moon through the ages,” library assistant Priyanka Pais said.

Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral on 16 July 1969, with three astronauts on board – Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. They reached the moon on 20 July and returned to Earth on 24 July.

Read the full article on the BBC website: Moon landings: Apollo 11 celebrated in Cambridge University maps | BBC News

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