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Moon landing: NASA engineer revealed new details

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — It has been 50 years since the Americans visited the moon. A NASA engineer decided to share some of the experiences associated with the events of those times.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin completed a mission that was considered impossible at the time. They completed the space race by stepping on the lunar surface and leaving the flag there.

According to NASA’s David Baker, everyone seemed calm and confident in their actions, but in fact, an atmosphere of tension reigned.

In youth, we see no limit to opportunities. Then all the experts believed that they had forever changed the social, economic and emotional perceptions of people.

The mission made some members of the group feel physically ill. The wait was crazy, because no one knew the continuation of events. Excitement did not allow thinking sensibly.

When the astronauts finally left the spacecraft, David Baker felt as if he had stepped on the lunar surface. Probably not only he experienced this. All team members were sick, this can be said with great confidence.

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