Apollo 11 astronauts Mike Collins (left), Neil Armstrong (centre), and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (R) in 1969
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Apollo 11 astronauts receive US Congressional gold medals

16 November 2011 Last updated at 21:40 GMT

The US Congress gave its highest civilian honour to four American space pioneers.

The former astronauts were bestowed the Congressional gold medal, the first time it has been awarded to those involved in America's space programme.

From Washington, Marcus George reports.