On July 21, 1969, with the Apollo 11 Spaceflight, Neil Armstrong was the 1st human to step on the Moon! Buzz Aldrin joined him 20 minutes later & they spent 2 1/4th hours gathering 47.5 pounds of lunar material for return to Earth. Pilot Michael Collins stayed in lunar orbit until they returned to the ship. July 24th was splashdown at 819 miles SW of Hawaii. As Neil Armstrong took his 1st step onto the surface of the Moon, he said "1 small step by a man; 1 giant leap for mankind."
I was fortunate to see the live TV broadcast of the First Man On The Moon & it had tremendous impact on me, starting a lifelong love of space & the Moon.
by Starchylde May 29, 2016