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Science Year 5: Apollo 11 - Moon Landing

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"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.

Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon

Image credit: NASA. Buzz Aldrin explores the moon's surface in this iconic photo.

On July 20, 1969, the first humans set foot on Earth's moon. American astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins were aboard the history-making Apollo 11 spacecraft, and returned to Earth July 24, 1969, to great fanfare.

First Men on the Moon


These websites let you hear the audio and see video of Apollo 11, but they are so much more than that!  

We Choose the Moon, produced by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, is an interactive timeline of the mission with video animation combined with audio from the event. Photos, historic videos, and information about the time are also included. Hear Neil Armstrong's famous words upon first stepping on the moon here, in Stage 11 of the mission.

The First Men on the Moon site won a 2013 Webby Science award and synchronizes the audio from the command module, the landing module, and NASA control with video from the landing module. It's a fascinating look at what it might have been like to be there.

First Moon Landing 1969


The Apollo 11 mission — in which humans first walked on the moon — turns 50. Watch the televised moment that an estimated 650 million Earthlings witnessed on July 16, 1969. Four days later, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made history.

The moon landing at 50: Neil Armstrong in his own words

NASA and National Air and Space Museum Links

NASA and the National Air and Space Museum are the most authoritative sources for information on the Apollo 11 mission and the lunar landing.

The Moon Landing: 50 Years On - BBC Click

Apollo 11: 50 Years Later

Apollo 11's 1969 moon landing is mankind’s greatest achievement. Celebrate the giant leap 50 years later with astronaut Michael Collins and others from the Apollo program as they recount the events, people and ingenuity that inspired generations.

CBS Boston - Published July 16, 2019



NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong

Published on Sep 14, 2012
Produced by NASA Television