On this day: First Men to Walk On The Moon
Monday, 21st July 2014 by Ian Brown
One small step for (a) man… On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon. The Apollo 11 mission took off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Once on the moon’s surface, the astronauts planted a US flag, collected soil and rock samples and deployed scientific instruments during their time on the surface. Unless you’re an internet conspiracy theorist, in which case on this date Hollywood staged an elaborate plot to deceive the public.