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May 6, 1968: in this video, Neil Armstrong is flying the lunar…

May 6, 1968: in this video, Neil Armstrong is flying the lunar lander research vehicle (LLRV) when the device experienced a total failure of its flight controls. Armstrong had to bail out seconds before the vehicle crashed and exploded.

He was back in his office an hour later.

Via the Smithsonian Air & Space blog by way of Boing Boing.

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