On July 20, 1969 two Americans, Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon. Six hours later Armstrong was the first person to step onto the lunar surface. At that historic moment he spoke the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, One giant leap for mankind.”
About 20 minutes later Buzz Aldrin joined him on the lunar surface. They were outside the spacecraft for over two hours. During that time they collected nearly 48 pounds of lunar material that would later be returned to Earth. While the astronauts were walking on the lunar surface command module pilot Michael Collins was orbiting the moon alone in the command module Columbia. In total astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin were on the lunar surface for 21 ½ hours before returning to orbit with Columbia.
While on the moon they planted an American Flag and a plaque that reads “Here men from the planet earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”
This coming Saturday July 20, 2019 it will have been 50 years since mankind first landed on the moon. The question that should come to all of our minds is: "When will man walk on the moon again? Better yet when will a woman walk on the moon?"