On This Day…

First Man on the Moon

July 20, 1969

The Apollo 11 crew lands on the lunar surface. Six and half hours later Neil Armstrong would step onto the surface speaking the famous line, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Buzz Aldrin joined him 20 minutes later. Aldrin would later joke that while Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon, he was the first to piss his pants on the Moon.
They also left behind a laser reflector which was used to prove the Moon was 131.2 feet farther away than previously believed.