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Walk this way

Buzz Aldrin offers up delightful tips on how best to walk on the moon

Forty-five years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out of Apollo 11 and became the first humans to walk on the moon.

But, how do you walk on the moon? Certainly you can't tromp around like you would on Earth. Lesser gravitational pull or not, Armstrong and Aldrin were encumbered by spacesuits and enormous backpacks.

"Turns out, the best way, I think, was sort of the way a horse gallops," Aldrin mused on Friday at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "You put one foot down, you recover from that, then you stabilize, then you can lift off with this one…it's sort of a boop-boop, boop-boop."

Watch the full delightful description, below. --Sarah Eberspacher