“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” This day, July 20, in 1969, Neil Armstrong takes the first human step on the moon.

On this day in 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon.   More information and photos about the Apollo 11’s historic mission are available in the Government Publications Collection, NAS 1.19:182 – NASA, the first 25 years, 1958-1983, and NAS 1.19:200 – NASA 1958-1983: remembered images.