July 20, 1969

40 years ago today, the single greatest achievement in Human history was fulfilled when Commander Neil A. Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface uttering the words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.”

For more information about the Apollo 11 mission surf on over to The Smithsonian Institution.


~ by Woeful on July 20, 2009.

2 Responses to “July 20, 1969”

  1. Forty years later this is still awesome. I have only the very vaguest memories of my parents getting us out of bed to see this event on the little black and white television we had in the kitchen.

  2. He was supposed to say, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” but he muffed it, slurring the “a”. He thought about asking for a do-over, but he figured it’d probably be fine, so he left it at that.

    The last words spoken on the Moon were by Apollo 17’s Commander Eugene Cernan: “Let’s get this mother out of here.”

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