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The coolest technologies that the moon landing gave us

By Keith Shaw
July 20, 2009 01:44 PM ET

moon landing July 20, 2009 (Network World)

It's been 40 years since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched into space in Apollo 11, with the historic moon landing occurring four days later.

The technology involved in getting a man on the moon was amazing, and several of those developments are now commonplace back here on Earth. Here are our favorite technologies inspired by the space program.

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