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Moon landings significant 40 years later

It has been 40 years since NASA astronauts splashed down on Earth after their last mission to the moon.
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 03:28

It has been 40 years since NASA astronauts splashed down on Earth after their last mission to the moon.

The US Apollo programme cost more than $100bn in today’s terms.

Despite the astronomical expense, the moon missions are widely regarded as a golden chapter in space history.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley has more.

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