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Neil Armstrong's son, Rick, threw a strike in celebration of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

50 years ago this past Saturday, famed astronaut Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind with one simple step onto the moon's surface, one of the most important events in history.

For Monday's 11-1 win over the A's at Minute Maid Park, the Astros donned special commemorative caps to celebrate the milestone anniversary, and they looked pretty fresh:

The Astros also welcomed a very special guest to the ballpark in Rick Armstrong, son of Neil and a former ballboy for the Houston Oilers in his youth.

Watch the clip atop this post to see Armstrong throw a perfect strike as his ceremonial first pitch. He also paid a visit to the booth in the bottom of the third inning as the Astros jumped all over A's starter Homer Bailey, plating seven runs in the frame.

But wait, there's more. With Armstrong in the booth, Houston ended the inning with 11 tallied thus far in the game. 11 runs in front of a special guest related to the Apollo 11 anniversary. They also nearly sent exactly 11 men to the plate that inning, too (as the final out was recorded by the 12th man to hit in the frame).

And there were more:

Here's hoping the space traveler Astros fans were on hand to watch all of this go down!

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