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WASHINGTON, DC (WFLX)- The South Florida Science Museum is one of the few places in the nation where you can see an actual rock from the moon, all thanks to the Apollo 11 crew.

On Monday, all three astronauts will meet in a rare joint appearance to mark the occasion and offer new insights into their historic trip. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins will join president Obama Monday in a short ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon walk.

Last night the three were honored at the national air and space museum. In addition to the festivities Monday, NASA will also mark the anniversary by releasing the communications of the entire moon mission. In the audio recording, the astronauts talk about heading into space and the view from the space, especially looking down on earth's weather.

'There was a low, looked like a front, stretching from the center of the country up cross north of the great lakes and into Newfoundland. I didn't know what I was looking at but I sure did like it. I guess the view must be pretty good from up there."

NASA also released newly enhanced video of the moon landing, which shows clearer images from when Neil Armstrong took his history-making first steps followed by Buzz Aldrin.

When asked how people can honor the Apollo 11 crew, the astronauts replied that mankind's next step should be taking a giant leap for Mars.

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