On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth.
After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site for more than two hours. They collected soil and rock samples, set up experiments, planted an American flag, and left behind medallions honoring the Apollo 1 crew and a plaque saying, “We came in peace for all mankind.”
Let’s celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Fellow astronaut, Michael Collins, circled the moon alone while his mission-mates walked on the surface. He was a solitary figure far from home. The number of people behind the scenes was phenomenal and the entire world watched and listened to those famous words, “The Eagle has Landed.”
Saturn V projection using the Washington Monument as a giant screen, to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the mission that brought man to the moon.
This video shows Neil Armstrong climbing down the lunar module ladder to the lunar surface. The video compares existing footage with the partially restored video. The thumbnail image shows the new footage on the left and the old on the right.