Lunar Landing Mission. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body.
Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC.
Mission duration was 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles.
In an interview, Buzz Aldrin said, ‘My first words when i stepped onto the talcum like lunar dust were "Magnificent Desolation". It was a magnificent achievement for mankind to set foot on another world. Yet there was the desolate moon. No sign of life and blackness beyond the sunlit terrain'. He said
May be one day i will love to take a trip to the moon but first i guess i will need a meeting with the boss "Buzz", after we figure it out.....lolzzzz