Leap for Mankind

43 years ago, We first walked on the moon

On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon and as soon as he took his first step, he famously said:

‘One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’.

This moment was watched by half a billion people and was one of the most significant space missions. The astronauts spent over 21 hours on the moon before embarking on their journey back home. Launched by a Saturn V rocket, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program. It’s been almost 40 years since another human stepped on the moon again. Here are some awesome photos from man’s first journey to the moon:

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