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  1. Aug 23, 2018 · On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong...

  2. On the morning of July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin crawled from the command module, Columbia, through a tunnel to the lunar module, Eagle. Toward the end of the 12th lunar orbit, Columbia and Eagle split apart. Armstrong and Aldrin piloted Eagle to the lunar surface, touching down in the Sea of Tranquility.

  3. Jul 20, 2019 · With more than half a billion people watching on television, he climbs down the ladder and proclaims: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”. ( › Play Audio) Aldrin joins him shortly, and offers a simple but powerful description of the lunar surface: “magnificent desolation.”.

  4. Sep 26, 2023 · Published: September 26, 2023. copy page link. Print Page. Space Frontiers/Getty Images. On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, arguably the...

  5. July 20, 1969. "The Eagle has landed!" After four days traveling to the Moon, the Lunar Module Eagle, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. Neil Armstrong exited the spacecraft and became the first human to walk on the moon.

  6. › wiki › Moon_landingMoon landing - Wikipedia

    A Moon landing or lunar landing is the arrival of a spacecraft on the surface of the Moon, including both crewed and robotic missions. The first human-made object to touch the Moon was Luna 2 in 1959. In 1969 Apollo 11 was the first crewed mission to land on the Moon.

  7. Feb 23, 2024 · The lander, named Odysseus and a bit bigger than a telephone booth, arrived in the south polar region of the moon at 6:23 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday. The landing time came and went in...

  8. On July 20, 1969, millions of people gathered around their televisions to watch two U.S. astronauts do something no one had ever done before. Wearing bulky space suits and backpacks of oxygen to...

  9. When did Apollo 11 land on the Moon? How long was Apollo 11 on the Moon? Apollo 11's incredible journey to the Moon. Overview of the Apollo 11 spaceflight in which U.S. astronauts became the first people to walk on the Moon. (more) See all videos for this article.

  10. › mission › apollo-11Apollo 11 - NASA

    Jan 8, 2024 · On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 command module Columbia splashed down in the Pacific, fulfilling President Kennedy’s goal to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth. Among the mission’s many firsts was the acquisition and….

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