those words, American astronaut, Neil Armstrong, 38, stepped off space craft The
Eagle, at 10:56 pm, and walked on the Moon, the first time a human had ever done
11.11pm he was joined by "Buzz" Aldrin, and together they took photographs,
planted a US flag and spoke to President Richard M. Nixon via Houston.
audience for this live televised broadcast was estimated at a billion.
had taken the crew 76 hours to travel the 240,000 miles to the moon.
left a plaque on the moon which read:
men from the planet Earth first set foot on the moon--July 1969 A.D--We came in
peace for all mankind."