“A small step for man, but a big leap for humanity” – 1969.

“A small step for man, but a big leap for humanity” – 1969.

Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the surface of the Moon, touching the lunar ground at exactly 2:56 a.m. Greenwich.

As part of the Apollo 11 mission, humanity first set foot on a celestial body on July 21, 1969. That day, the American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon. Their spacecraft Eagle landed in an area of ​​the Moon called the Sea of ​​Silence (lat. Mare tranquilitatis) and which is clearly visible from Earth during the sinking.

The first man to set foot on the surface of the Moon was the commander of the mission, Neil Armstrong. Descending from the ladder, his left foot touched the ground of the Moon at exactly 2:56 a.m. Greenwich. When he took the first step he said the famous sentence, “This is a small step for man, but a great leap for humanity.” About 600 million people on Earth watched the live broadcast from the moon. Twenty minutes later, Aldrin came to the surface. A third astronaut, Collins, was in orbit around the moon waiting for the two to return from the surface. Armstrong and Aldrin set up an American flag that had a special construction to make it look developed even in windless conditions.

President Nixon addressed astronauts from a White House phone, calling it “the most important conversation ever made from the White House.” The two astronauts were walking on the moon for a total of about two and a half hours. Aldrin later said he saw an unidentified flying object while walking. It is a scientific opinion that it was probably a panel from their spacecraft that detached and flew through space.

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