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Teary-Eyed Neil Armstrong After Walking on the Moon – 1969

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Taken by Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969, this photograph was taken just after Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. When he stepped off of the Eagle, the lunar landing module, he was approximately 240,000 miles from the planet Earth. After 76 hours, they entered the moon’s orbit on July 19. On the following day, the Eagle, manned by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, was released from Apollo 11. Less than three hours later, Armstrong spoke the infamous words “The Eagle has landed”. At 10:56 p.m., Armstrong had climbed down the ladder from the lunar module and had taken his first step on the moon, stating “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, the world watched as it was broadcast on television.

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