Apollo 11 Mission
July 20, 1969
Fifty years ago today, the human race reached it's highest point. The world collectively held its breath as Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin landed the Eagle lunar module on the moon and took their first steps on its surface while command module pilot Michael Collins orbited in Columbia.
NASA shared this video on YouTube of the original mission video that aired live on television throughout the world. The broadcast began at 10:39 pm Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, July 20th, 1969 and continued for nearly three hours.
Take a moment to watch some of this footage today and remember a truly noble pursuit of greatness. It may be the only time in human history when we truly set aside race, religion, politics, nationalism and ideology and united as a single species behind three men who risked their lives to achieve what was once thought to be impossible.