Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, 1969.
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Armstrong is practising collecting 'lunar' samples at the Manned Spacecraft Centre (now Johnson Space Centre) Houston, Texas. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mision, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969, closely followed by Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin. The third member of the crew, Michael Collins, remained in lunar orbit while they were on the surface.