Man's first steps onto the moon happened 49 years ago today when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon and made history.
To this day, that walk remains one of the greatest achievements that mankind has ever committed. It seemed impossible when President John F Kennedy announced that man would walk on the moon before the decade was out.
Turns out it wasn't so impossible.
Below are some pictures from that historic walk. The moon walk was before my time but a couple of summers ago, I got a chance to visit the Houston Space Center and see some of these pictures and hear some of the recordings from the flight.
As a lover of science fiction, this is one of those events that sparks the imagination.
Where were you when man walked on the moon that day in 1969?
On this day in @NASAHistory, the first humans set foot on the Moon during #Apollo11. With more than half a billion people watching on television, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went where no one had gone before. Explore archived images and stories: https://t.co/nDeJ6NOOHi pic.twitter.com/DBheVJBhAU— NASA (@NASA) July 20, 2018