(July 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Moon Day

Moon Day

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11.

Led by commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, while Collins circled above in lunar orbit. On the following day, July 21, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Buzz Aldrin followed shortly becoming the 2nd human to walk on the moon.

The video above features President John F. Kennedy making his historic call for American spaceflight followed by Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon.

3 Responses to “(July 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Moon Day”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Do you know if NASA or some other government organization sponsors Moon Day, or is it just a generally recognized milestone day?

  2. louiev Says:

    RE: Andrew – I think its more of a recognized day. Over the years I’ve seen it referred to as “Moon Day’ and other times as The Anniversary of the (Apollo 11) Moon Landing.

  3. sharon Says:

    time flies, wow

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