Moon landing mission: Neil Armstrong was three seconds away from 'ball of fire' explosion

Express.co.uk | 7/16/2019 | Darren Hunt
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NASA said the incident involving Armstrong took place in May 1968, when he was then a backup commander for the Apollo 9 mission.

Armstrong had been airborne about five minutes when he suddenly lost control of the vehicle. About 200 feet above the ground, he chose to eject.

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Exactly 50 years ago, the three Apollo 11 astronauts boarded a powerful Saturn 5 rocket aimed at the Moon.

Armstrong died at the age of 82 on August 27, 2012,...
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