IML an international triumph

Runco was, of course, referring the exploits of the Apollo 11 crew - Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Mike Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin - whose command ship, also dubbed 'Columbia', had ferried them to the Moon to support humanity's first-ever manned lunar landing. A quarter of a century to the day later, Space Shuttle Columbia's crew was midway through a two-week journey that was not destined to travel quite so far, but whose contribution to space science was no less important.

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