Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Moon, 1969.
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Armstrong is shown beside the Lunar Module. Also visible are the US flag and the solar wind experiment which was flown on all the Apollo misions. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mision, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. The third member of the crew, Command Module pilot Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface.