Apollo 11 and NASA's Next Giant Leap Photo Credits: NASA
Monday, July 20, 2015
On this day in history- July 20 - 1969. 10:56 p.m. EDT. What a historic day it was - Americans first landed on the moon.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Apollo 11 was the United States' first lunar landing mission. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Collins remained with the Command and Service Modules "Columbia" in lunar orbit.