Today is the anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon in 1969. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin landed on the lunar surface, studying and researching the moon for about 21 hours.
The moment that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot onto the moon’s surface, was watched by more than 500 million people around the world. Check out the video below to watch what they watched.
The quote, “One small step for man, one large step for mankind” has gone on to become one of the most famous sayings of all-time.
Since the first moon landing July 20, 1969, a total of twelve men have landed on the Moon during six NASA missions.
During Apollo 17′s lunar landing, astronaut Gene Cernan finally figured out the best way to travel around the moon’s surface. Check out the bunny-hopping skills in the video below:
Did you know? Because the thought of landing on the moon was so unimaginable, many people thought the video was actually fake. There is still a small percentage of people that think the entire landing was actually filmed in a secret warehouse!