Space Public Outreach Team Visits Area Schools
March 27, 2019
It was the main event on July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins, NASA's Apollo 11 crew, had made the historic, 240,000 mile trip from Earth to the moon.
At 10:56 p.m. EDT, with millions of people gathered around their televisions to watch or their radios to listen, Armstrong and Aldrin stepped off the lunar landing module, the Eagle, and became the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon. After the two stepped onto the lunar surface, Armstrong proclaimed these famous words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."