“Tranquility base here.”

I mentioned on Thursday the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. Four days later, on 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. As the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter discovered the evidence is still there. Nasa has a dedicated website marking the mission. But, below the fold, here are a couple of clips from In the Shadow of the Moon – The descent and landing of the Eagle and Armstrong and Aldrin step onto the Moon’s surface, and Aldrin’s own lunar first. And here’s Apollo 11’s “forgotten astronaut” Mike Collins on orbiting the Moon alone in the Columbia command module.

The descent and landing of the Eagle.

Armstrong and Aldrin step onto the Moon’s surface, and Aldrin’s own lunar first.

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