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National Geographic Magazine
July 2019
The Moon and Beyond: Countdown to a New Era in Space
By Sam Howe Verhovek
Fifty years ago this month, astronauts walked on the moon for the first time. Apollo 11's success – just 66 years after the Wright brothers' first flight – showcased humankind's moxie and ingenuity. Now the moon is in our sights again.
Photograph by Dan Winters

A Special Edition of National Geographic Magazine Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing – and What Comes Next. Click here to find out more. 

Also in this issue:

Sea at the World’s End One of the most remote places is also among the most abundant with life. 
A Nation on the Edge Amidst one of the world's roughest neighbourhoods, Niger clings to stability. But for how long? 
A Great Forest Shrinks...and lives are washed away on the India-Bangladeshi coast.

Plus Art in Alcohol | The Future of Toilets | An Island of Salt


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Fireflies / Niger / Thetis Bay / Alcohol Art
Photograph by National Geographic


Photo story: the landscapes of Cape Verde

Cast around 350 miles off the coast of Senegal, the landscape of this widely scattered Atlantic archipelago veers from one extreme to another.  Lush peaks brood over desolate ashy desert, Martian-red canyons run into white-sand bays, and towns and villages bubble with a distinctive Afro-Portuguese culture.

Grand Canyon: Tackling the rim-to-rim hike

Rack up the miles on a Rim-to-Rim hike of Arizona’s Grand Canyon that includes an overnight stay in the gorge with stargazing, plus cooling waterfalls — a welcome surprise in one of the hottest, driest places on Earth.

From waterfalls to wilderness: exploring Croatia’s Dalmatian hinterlands

Croatia’s coastline sparkles in summer, but the Dalmatian hinterland, Zagora, offers something subtler. Here you can lose yourself amid a landscape of waterfalls and wilderness.

Rwanda: searching for gorillas in the mist

As one of only two countries in the world where it’s safe to go gorilla tracking, Rwanda is leading the way as a conservation powerhouse and ploughing the revenue from its permit fees back into its national parks

A city guide to Toronto

In this ever-changing cityscape, a new world of eco-conscious urban planning is bringing community spaces to industrial wastelands — a gradual greening of Canada’s biggest city.

Breaking bread: Eating with a Kayasth family in Delhi

India's Kayasth people sit outside the caste system, their culture and cuisine crossing religious and class divides. In Delhi, the Chandra family throws plenty of its own andaz — personal style — into the mix.

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