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Featured Flashback: Buzz Saves the Day with a Felt Tip Pen


On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were ready to leave the lunar surface after stepping foot on the Moon for the first time. In this edition of Tell Me A Story, Buzz Aldrin shares with the visitor complex how a felt tip pen and some fundamental science played a critical role in lifting off the lunar surface.



Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Tell Me a Story video series shares incredible experiences from real astronauts. For a complete playlist of this series and Untold Stories from the Rocket Ranch, explore through the visitor complex’s YouTube Channel, ExploreSpaceKSC.

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