Originally Posted by Mathman
July 20 (yesterday) was the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and of Armstrong and Aldrin's first steps on the surface of the moon.
The spacecraft landed in the Sea of Tranquillity at 4:18 p.m. EDT. Afterwards, they ate their first meal on the Moon and decided to begin the surface operations earlier than planned.
A Lunar Module camera provided live television coverage of Armstrong setting foot on the lunar surface at 10:56 p.m. EDT. Just as he stepped off the Lunar Module Neil Armstrong proclaimed, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Aldrin emerged soon after, setting foot on the lunar surface at 11:16 p.m. EDT.
But I do not mean to diminish these accomplishments or the anniversary. Thanks for starting the thread, MM.