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Moon Country: Astronaut Training in Oregon

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Before Neil Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon, he and most of the other Apollo astronauts trained in Central Oregon. The area’s unique lava formations were thought to resemble the lunar surface. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. During the 1960s, NASA’s work in Oregon’s lava fields helped make that historic event possible. Subscribe to our channel for new OPB videos every week:
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