40 Years Ago Today … The Eagle has Landed … First Manned Spacecraft to Land on the Moon, Apolls 11


One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind

The United States’s Apollo 11 mission was the first manned spacecraft to land on the Moon on July 20, 1969

On July 20, 1969, lunar module Eagle landed on the surface of the Moon, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moon and Aldrin the second.

Posted July 20, 2009 by
NASA | 8 comments

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “40 Years Ago Today … The Eagle has Landed … First Manned Spacecraft to Land on the Moon, Apolls 11”

    1. Michelle Smith on July 20th, 2009 9:34 am

      I was only 2 years old at the time but it was still a great day :)

    2. bob on July 20th, 2009 12:02 pm

      If anyone believes Apollo put a man on the moon, then I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Bart Sibrel has proven that the moon landings were a HOAX. Check out the proof here:

    3. buster on July 20th, 2009 1:41 pm

      Does any one remember the russian moon vehicle that was controlled remotely by video ??? I think it’s name was Lunokhod ??? There may of been two trips with remote vehicles by the russians.

    4. Mike on July 20th, 2009 2:31 pm

      Not sure if your serious Bob but just in case the LRO orbiter recently snapped these images of 5 of the landing sites with the decent stages of the LRM’s still there


    5. Susan on July 20th, 2009 4:21 pm

      Twas a great day in American history, indeed!!

      The United States set out to, not only be the first to put a man on the moon, but to bankrupt Russia in the process aka “space race”, and we succeeded in both accounts :-)

      My dad worked at NASA when Von Braun was the director at Marshall Space Flight Center in the Avionics Directorate back in the “hey day” of the space race. He would roll over in his grave if he knew I felt NASA has long outlived it’s existence :-(

    6. buster on July 20th, 2009 6:47 pm

      Susan your Dad was a hero and I bet he was truly a great person !!! I work with some retired NASA Engineers for a small areo space company based out of Mojave Ca and we have so much fun designing propulsion systems and some times blowing them up !!! So much knowledge going to waste !!!

    7. Susan on July 21st, 2009 5:29 pm

      Thanks, buster :-)

    8. USS Yorktown on July 22nd, 2009 12:18 am

      I was not around when Apollo 11 landed. We should be on Mars by now.

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