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A model rocket club's special event celebrating Apollo 11, in photos
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia

Members of Southern Area Rocketry, a club for model rocket enthusiasts in North Georgia, launched rockets in a pasture in Ball Ground on Saturday, July 20, 2019, during an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that sent three astronauts to the moon.

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Ray Lecture, of Gainesville, prepares his rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground during the Southern Area Rocketry's event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Tom Thurmond, of Roswell, sets up his model Saturn V rocket on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground during the Southern Area Rocketry's celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Andrew Robinson, of Forsyth County, takes a selfie with his Little Joe II model rocket on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to during the Southern Area Rocketry's event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Jeff Coons, left, helps a participant of Southern Area Rocketry's event celebrating the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon find his model rocket on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground. - photo by Brian Paglia
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Members of Southern Area Rocketry launch model rockets on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Ball Ground to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. - photo by Brian Paglia