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On July 20, 1969, President Richard M. Nixon spoke from the White House by radiotelephone with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin as they walked on the surface of the moon. Nixon called the conversation "the most historic telephone call ever made."

President Nixon’s conversation with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was covered live on television.

Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library/NARA

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The Living White House, 126.

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