Trump marks Apollo 11 anniversary by meeting its astronauts

Washington, July 19

President Donald Trump is denoting the 50th commemoration of the main human strides on the moon with a gathering on Friday with previous Apollo 11 astronauts.

The White House says Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the group of mission authority Neil Armstrong will be welcomed by Trump in the Oval Office.  

Armstrong, who kicked the bucket in 2012, and Aldrin impacted the world forever when they arrived on the moon 50 years back on Saturday, as Collins circled overhead in their direction module.

Vice President Mike Pence is set to check the commemoration Saturday with a visit and discourse at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. — AP