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September 21, 1995
One Small Step
Kennedy Space Centre, Neil Armstrong
On July 20th, 1969, a human first set foot on the
Moon. Pictured above is the first lunar
footprint. The footprint and distinction of the first person to walk on the
Moon belong to
Neil Armstrong. It has been estimated
that one billion people world-wide watched Armstrong's first step
- making the live transmission from a camera mounted on the lunar lander the
highest rated television show ever. Upon setting foot on the moon,
"That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."
missions to the
have been described as the result of the greatest technological
mobilization the world has known.
Tomorrow's picture: Standing on the Moon
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