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Space Saturday, July 20th 2013 at 4:00 pm

44 Years Ago We Landed on the Moon, Today Twitter Remembers That [Video]

One small step for man, many many Tweets for Internet-kind.

Humans first walked on the Moon 44 years ago today. It was a momentous occasion for Earth as a whole, and showed exactly what a properly funded space program can accomplish. The 44th anniversary of something is an odd number to celebrate, but it hasn’t stopped Twitter users from remembering the event. My feed is loaded with people commenting on the Moon landing. Here are some of the best ones.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) reminds us that unlike most human exploration, the Moon landing was a mission of peace, not conquest:

Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) takes the occasion to thank Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins for inspiring him to one day become Chris Hadfield. For that, gentlemen, we thank you as well:

@Pourmecoffee is consistently one of the best Twitter accounts going. He decided to remember the occasion by pointing out that Neil Armstrong was totally into walking on the Moon before anybody else:

Comedian Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) gives what amounts to 140 characters of absurdist Moon landing/Obama crossover fan fiction:

ESPN Radio’s Matt Markus (@MarkusESPNLV) is a friend, and one of my go-to people for explaining sports things to me. He wasn’t alive during the Moon landing, but that isn’t going to stop him from dropping Man of La Mancha references about it:

(via YouTube, image via NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

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