Watch Neil Armstrong’s First Steps on the Moon

by Nancy Atkinson on August 26, 2012

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The iconic footage of the Apollo 11 Moonwalk is a must-watch, especially today when we remember Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon. He passed away today at the age of 82. His enduring legacy will continue to spur us on to reach for the stars and take more first steps on other worlds.

Below is footage from Apollo 11′s landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969, and Armstrong’s famous words, “Houston, Tranquility Base. The Eagle has landed.”

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Astro Gremlin August 26, 2012 at 6:52 PM

This footage brought tears to my eyes. How proud we can be of Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins, NASA, the United States and all of humankind for this accomplishment. The Moon still awaits, it’s in a good spot in the Solar System, and future humans will undoubtedly live and work there someday. These things take time. Lewis and Clark did not see what was to become in their lifetimes. Technical progress continues. When humans return to the Moon, it won’t be a race or a sprint, it will be to build and stay.

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