Illustration of Neil Armstrong's First Step on the Moon

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Illustration of Neil Armstrong's First Step on the Moon.

A Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation's artist concept depicting mankind's first walk on another celestial body.

Here astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, is making his first step onto the surface of the Moon. Armstrong has just egressed Lunar Module (LM) 5. Still inside the LM is astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remains with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit. In the background is the Earth, some 240,000 miles away.

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