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A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

I love Space. I’m actually terrified of it, but love it at the same time. Space Exploration Day is today, July 20, and this annual holiday commemorates the first-ever manned mission to the Moon by the United States. 

So how did this day come to be? Well, Thanks to the brave American Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20th of 1969, the United States made a huge milestone by putting the first human life forms on our glorious moon. Now, we celebrate their great success with Space Exploration Day which was proclaimed a holiday by United States President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

A fun fact about today is that it is also sometimes referred to as Moon Day. The reason being is because it encourages people to learn more about space exploration and space sciences. I don’t think I will be traveling to the great frontier anytime soon, but one way I will be celebrating this fun holiday today is by watching some of my favorite space infused films. Check out my 10 recommendations below and stay spacey my friends!

10 Movies To Watch About Space

 

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige