Exactly 50 years ago, was one of the greatest historical days in the entire history of humankind.
It was July of 1969, when the greatest scientific expedition took place –destination being ‘Moon’. Three American astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin took their seats in Apollo 11 for their ‘Moon Landing Mission.’ They took off on 16th July, 1669 and arrived on moon’s orbit 3 days later.
NASA created three control stations on Earth – Spain, Australia and California to keep in constant and uninterrupted contact with Apollo 11. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on Moon surface.
That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Six hours afterwards, his partner Buzz Aldrin joined him on moon; while Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin spent about one day at a site on Moon they named Tranquility Base before lifting off to rejoin Columbia in lunar orbit. The mission came back to earth on July 24th, 2019 with all three astronauts healthy and happy.