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Credit : NASA
Apollo 11 flies over the Earth before his departure to the Moon

In 1960, President Kennedy proposed a challenge to the USA: a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. This bold bet has been won: on July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission allows two men to set foot on the Moon.

Five missions followed the Apollo 11 mission (Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17, - in December 1972 -) to return to Earth pounds of lunar rock and walk for miles on the Moon. But the man did not return to the Moon for several decades.