WATCH: Apollo 11 Moon Launch & Landing As It Happened In 1969

Fifty years ago tomorrow, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were sitting inside an aluminum can zipping at 24,000 miles per hour to the moon. On July 20, 1969, after covering more than 240,000 miles, Armstrong and Aldrin took control of the landing module attached to the spacecraft’s nose, took off for a landing site in the Sea of Tranquility some 60 miles below them on the lunar surface, and became the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon.

Some 650 million people watched Armstrong step down the ladder and proclaim that the feat was “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” ***

Thanks to footage provided by NASA, those of us who missed it can witness the historical mission it as it happened.and it's pretty amazing!!!

***full story at ge.com

 
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