NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

| May 13, 2019

One region of the country played a special role in training for that historic mission. A half century later, Flagstaff, Arizona, is still celebrating.

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By CBS This Morning

NASA first landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago when the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on July 20, 1969. One region of the country played a special role in training for that historic mission. A half century later, Flagstaff, Arizona, is still celebrating. Michelle Miller reports.

(CBS is planning to re-air this 8-minute segment closer to the July 20 anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Featured in the story are locals Carolyn Shoemaker, Jerry Schaber, Ivo Lucchitta, Jeff Beale, Jeff Hall, Lauren Edgar and Flagstaff!)

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