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Mission Success! The lunar module landed at the moon’s Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong remarked as he left the module, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” He also had with him a small piece of muslin from the Wright brothers 1903 Flyer.

Armstrong and Ed (Buzz) Aldrin spent over 21 hours on the moon, including 2 ½ hours outside exploring the moon’s surface and taking samples.

Astronauts returned to the surface of the moon 5 more times before the program was cancelled.


NASA photos Apollo 11


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