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 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later
- 1969-07-21 Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
- 1969-07-24 Apollo 11 returns to Earth