Buzz Aldrin photographed this bootprint about an hour into their lunar extra-vehicular activity, as part of investigations into the soil mechanics of the lunar surface.
The photo would later become synonymous with humankind's venture into space.
- 1969-07-16 Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon
- 1969-07-19 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
- 1969-07-20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin step out from Apollo spacecraft 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast
- 1969-07-24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth