Today in history 1969: Apollo 11, carrying first men to land on Moon, launched

New Apollo 11 Artifacts on Display
New Apollo 11 Artifacts on Display

"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." That epic sentence was uttered by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the moon 46 years ago and was broadcast around the world.

According to Space.com, this month marks the 46th anniversary of the epic Apollo 11 flight that landed the first humans on the moon and safely returned them to Earth. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from Florida on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin ventured out onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.

Check out pictures from the historic Apollo 11 mission: