Neil Armstrong Walked on the Moon July 21, 1969 – 45 Years Ago Today
Forty-five years ago today, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon. It was the first time a human had done so. After Armstrong’s first step he uttered the famous phrase, "That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Apollo 11 actually touched down on the lunar surface back on July 20, 1969 late at night (EDT) however it wasn’t until the 21st that Armstrong opened the ship and walked on the moon.
Armstrong spent about 2.5 hours on the lunar surface collecting samples and bouncing and driving around. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin also roamed on the moon for slightly less time than Armstrong but poor Michael Collins was stuck in the aboard Apollo 11 and never got outside.
This is one of our events in history I wish I was alive to see.
After Apollo 11 in 1969, there were a few other manned missions to the moon which lasted until 1972 but we haven’t been back since.
Do you see us sending humans to Mars in our lifetime?