The Eagle Has Landed - 1969
“The surface is fine and powdery. I can - I can pick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers like powdered charcoal to the sole and sides of my boots. I only go in a small fraction of an inch. Maybe an eight of an inch, but I can see the footprints of my boots and the treads in the find sandy particle.”
-Neil Armstrong speaking from the surface of the moon
This NASA video from 1969 gives an “eye-witness” perspective of the Apollo 11 mission that put men on the moon. More about the moon landing and the activities surrounding Apollo’s mission here.
-via The National Archives, Nixon Administration
NASA officials celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.
From L-R: Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Werner von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center; Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director.
-NASA image via We Choose the Moon
More images from Apollo 11’s five-day journey to come.