50 incredible photos to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing

Saturday, July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most formative events not just for American history, but for the history of mankind: The Apollo moon landing. 

On June 16th, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off on a four-day, first-of-its-kind mission to the moon. The journey, which was funded by NASA through its $25 billion (equivalent to $263 billion today!) race to space, was followed minute-by-minute by the world below them. 

Scroll through below to revisit the historic moon landing and its mark on American history:

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50 photos to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
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This 19 November 1969 file photo released by NASA shows one of the astronauts of the Apollo 12 space mission conducting experiment on the moon's surface with a camera. An other astronaut is reflected in his helmet. An Apollo / Saturn V space vehicle launched the Apollo 12 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., commander, Richard F. Gordon, command module pilot, and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot from the Kennedy Space Center, on November 14, 1969, on the Apollo 12 United States' second manned lunar landing mission. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
376713 09: (FILE PHOTO) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has named these three astronauts as the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
Views of Carol Armstrong, wife of American astronaut, Neil Armstrong of the Apollo 11 mission, sitting on floor with 2 sons, attentively watching T.V. at home as lunar module lands on the moon. (Photo by Vernon Merritt III/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
TS Bremen Arrives-(North German Lloyd Liner) Pier 92 West 52nd St, North River Mothers and their children read the Daily News and all about the Moon Men and the landing of Apollo 11. Joan Lambele of Manchester, New Hampshire-Mrs. Renate Bugenhagen of Georgia and Mrs. Halla Nicolson of East Setauket, L. I. all have been in Germany for from 3 months to 39 months and are now returning to their homes with their children. (Photo By: Fred Morgan/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
24th July 1969: American statesman Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, with American astronauts, (from left), Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, after the astronauts' successful moon-landing expedition. They are separated by a quarantine window. (Photo by Keystone/CNP/Getty Images)
Lunar Module Pilot Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr prepares to deploy part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASAP) during his extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, 20th July 1969. In his left hand is the Passive Seismic Experiment Package (PSEP) and in his right, the Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector (LR3). The photograph was taken by Commander Neil Armstrong with a 70mm lunar surface camera. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
376713 12: (FILE PHOTO) Astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles inside the Lunar Module July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
A group of children sit on a GMC truck in Central Park to watch the televised broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landiing, New York, New York. July 20, 1969. (Photo by Tim Boxer/Getty Images)
The United States flag is planted on the surface of the Moon by the astronauts of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, as seen from inside the Lunar Module the 'Eagle', 20th July 1969. In the background is the black and white lunar surface television camera which televised astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr during their EVA (extravehicular activity). (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
From left: Astronauts Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. Neil Alden Armstrong, and Michael Collins stand to the right of New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay's in front of City Hall in New York City during celebrations for the Apollo 11 moon landing, August 1969. An unidentified man speaks at the podium. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 24: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin, the crew of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing mission, who are are subjected to a period of quarantine upon their return to earth, hold a conversation with President Richard Nixon in the United States on July 24, 1969. (Photo by NASA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
A television screen grab from a CBS News Special Report: shows an Apollo 11 astronaut on the moon, July 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
A television screen grab shows the members of mission control waving flags and celebrating the splashdown and return of the crew of the Apollo 11, Texas, July 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
President Richard M. Nixon talking to Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Alden Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. in quarantine after walking on the moon due to fears of unknown pathogens they might have been exposed to. Juy 24, 1969. Image taken off screen. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
(AUSTRALIA OUT) Crowds gather around a television set at Mascot Airport in Sydney to watch the broadcast of American astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to land on the moon, 21 July 1969. SMH Picture by TREVOR DALLEN astronaut, Neil Armstrong, NASA, Apollo landing, mission,man on the moon, American, space, spectators, television, tv, set, viewers, crowd, crowds, viewing, watching, Sydney Airport, travellers, lounge, pilots, black and white, black & white, 1960s, sixties, (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
(AUSTRALIA OUT) Lunchtime crowds gather at the Hyde Park Hotel in Sydney to watch a televised broadcast of American astronaut Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, 21 July 1969. SMH Picture by R L STEWART (Photo by Fairfax Media/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
Lunar Module Pilot Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin standing next to the Solar Wind Composition experiment, part of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASAP), at Tranquility Base on the surface of the Moon, during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, July 1969. The Lunar Module or 'Eagle' is behind him. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
American broadcast journalist and TV news anchor Walter Cronkite keeps his eyes on his monitor as NASA's Apollo 11 mission touches down on the moon, July 20, 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
View of the crowd gathered in Central Park to watch the televised broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landiing, New York, New York, July 20, 1969. (Photo by Tim Boxer/Getty Images)
376713 25: (File Photo) The December 1969 Cover Of National Geographic Depicts The Famous Photograph Of Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Taken By Neil Armstrong On The Surface Of The Moon. The 30Th Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission Is Celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo By Getty Images)
A northeasterly low-oblique view of a crater on the far side of the Moon, taken from the spacecraft during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, July 1969. The centre of the image is located at around 167 degrees east longitude and 6 degrees north latitude, just east of the International Astronomical Union crater Number 220. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
A television screen grab from a CBS News Special Report: shows the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon, July 1969. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
The Lunar Module or 'Eagle' on the Moon with the Earth visible behind it, during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, July 1969. (Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images)
376713 06: (FILE PHOTO) New York City welcomes the Apollo 11 crew in a showering of ticker tape down Broadway and Park Avenue August 13, 1969 in a parade termed as the largest in the city's history. Pictured in the lead car, from the right, are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. The three astronauts teamed for the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
376713 21: (FILE PHOTO) The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifts off July 16, 1969 from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex in Florida. The space craft was injected into lunar orbit on July 19, 1969 with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. on board. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
376713 13: (FILE PHOTO) U.S. Navy pararescueman Lt. Clancey Hatleberg disinfects Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. after getting into the life raft during recovery operations today at the completion of their successful lunar landing mission. The space pilots donned biological isolation garments in their spacecraft. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
While their father, Apollo II astronaut Buzz Aldrin is busy preparing for the July 16th blastoff for the historical landing on the moon, son Michael and daughter Janice, 11, are concerned with more earthly matters, such as repairing Jan's bicycle tire which she punctured with a tack.
376713 20: (FILE PHOTO) The deployment of scientific experiments by Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr. is photographed by Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Man's first landing on the Moon occurred July 20, 1969 as Lunar Module "Eagle" touched down gently on the Sea of Tranquility on the east side of the Moon. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: A technician helps Collins from a spacecraft after he and the other two Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Edwin �Buzz� Aldrin, had taken part in the launch countdown demonstration test at Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Collins, the Command Module pilot, remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. Poses For A Photograph Beside The Deployed Flag Of The United States. The Lunar Module Is On The Left. Man's First Landing On The Moon Occurred Today At 4:17 P.M. July 20, 1969 As Lunar Module "Eagle" Touched Down Gently On The Sea Of Tranquility On The East Side Of The Moon. The Lm (Lunar Module) Landed On The Moon On July 20, 1969 And Returned To The Command Module On July 21. The Command Module Left Lunar Orbit On July 22 And Returned To Earth On July 24, 1969. Apollo 11 Splashed Down In The Pacific Ocean On 24 July 1969 At 12:50:35 P.M. Edt After A Mission Elapsed Time Of 195 Hrs, 18 Mins, 35 Secs. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
Astronauts Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong near Wall Street during a parade in New York City following their moon landing. August 13, 1969. (Photo by Barney Stein/New York Post Archives /(c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)
Daily News front page August 18, 1969, Headline: NEIL, BUZZ, MIKE, TOWN IS YOURS - Landing Here Today... Encircling moon globe, the Apollo 11 crew flash their best moonbeaming smiles. They're (l to r.) Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and Neil Armstrong. Today they bathe New York in moonglow as city hails them with ticker-tape parade. (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin �Buzz� Aldrin, dressed in spacesuits, are standing in front of a training Lunar Module. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Collins, the Command Module pilot, remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
Apollio 11 Parade, The moon men get a warm welcome home as New Yorkers pile into the street to celebrate the Apollo 11 homecoming at the ticker-tape parade. (Photo By: Dan Farrell/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Apollo 11 Splashdown, Watching the finish of man's greatest voyage of exploration. (Photo By: John Pedin/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Muscovites read the July 21st edition of the Soviet newspaper Izvestia which played the Apollo 11 moon landing story on the front page, but beneath a story of the 20th year of Communist rule in Poland and a report on Russia's own Luna 15 spacecraft. The Apollo picture (arrow) shows the astronauts on the moon.
American engineer, astronaut, and Command Pilot Buzz Aldrin on the spaceflight Apollo 11, July 1969; Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Neil Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. The third member of the crew, Command Module pilot Michael Collins, remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. Aldrin was the Lunar Module pilot on the mission. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
The moon landing headlines on various newspapers including the International Herald Tribune, l'Humanite and Le Figaro.
In a park, viewers gather around to watch the television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Hong Kong, July 1969. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JULY 21: Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon on July 21, 1969. (Photo by NASA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
HYANNIS, MA - JULY 20: Customers line up outside Willoughby's in Hyannis, MA to get their Sunday newspapers on July 20, 1969 - the day of the Apollo 11 moon landing. (Photo by Joe Dennehy/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
20th July 1969: American astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin Jnr steps onto the lunar surface from the Apollo 11 lunar module to become the second man to walk on the moon. (Photo by Neil Armstrong/MPI/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) 7/17/1969- Space Center, Houston, TX- Overall view of activity in Mission Operations Control Room in the Mission Control Center, Building 30, on the second day of the Apollo II lunar landing mission. A picture of astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was being transmitted from the color TV camera aboard the Apollo II spacecraft as it traveled toward the moon. The spacecraft was about 130,000 mautical miles from earth when this photo was taken.
(Original Caption) Atop a column of flame, the Apollo 11 space vehicle thrusts towards a rendezvous with the moon. Liftoff occurred at 9:32 A.M. EDT at pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, signaling the start of man's first lunar landing mission.
381858 01: 30Th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Landing On The Moon (4 Of 20): Vice President Spiro Agnew And Former President Lyndon Johnson View The Liftoff Of Apollo 11 From The Stands Located At The Kennedy Space Center Vip Viewing Site. The Apollo 11 Saturn V Space Vehicle Lifted Off On July 16, 1969 And Was Injected Into Lunar Orbit On July 19 With Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins And Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., At 9:32 A.M. Edt July 16, 1969, From Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex In Florida. The Lm (Lunar Module) Landed On The Moon On July 20, 1969 And Returned To The Command Module On July 21. The Command Module Left Lunar Orbit On July 22 And Returned To Earth On July 24, 1969. Apollo 11 Splashed Down In The Pacific Ocean On 24 July 1969 At 12:50:35 P.M. Edt After A Mission Elapsed Time Of 195 Hrs, 18 Mins, 35 Secs. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)
View of eight frames of film shows American astronaut (and future politician) Neil Armstrong as he descends a ladder from the lunar landing module (the shadow of which is visible) to the surface of the Moon during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission, July 16, 1969. (Photo by NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin charged with the responsibility of setting Apollo-11's LEM down on target on the moon, goes over moon charts of proposed landing areas during a training session, as shown here.
UNITED STATES - APRIL 15: Aldrin (front) is using a scoop to collect surface samples while Armstrong is taking pictures during a practice session of their lunar activities at the Manned Spacecraft Centre (now Johnson Space Centre) Houston, Texas. Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, was launched on 16th July 1969 and Armstrong and Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20th July 1969. The third member of the Apollo 11 crew was Michael Collins, who remained in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin were on the surface. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) "Moon Man." Space Center, Houston: Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong seems the picture of confidence at the moment. Armstrong, in training for the projected Apollo 11 lunar landing, is taking a break at the Space Center in Houston during the first full dress rehearsal of activities he is to perform on the moon.
Manned Spaceflight Center, Tx.: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins (from right), scheduled to make the nation's first landing on the moon, pose in front of a full-scale mockup of the lunar landing vehicle in which Armstrong and Aldrin will descend to the moon's surface. The mission, Apollo 11 may be attempted as early as July of this year.
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The three embarked from Kennedy Space Center on the Florida coast, which was aptly named for the president who knew that to beat the Soviets to the moon would be a necessary feat for world history. 

93 percent of American televisions were tuned into the historic triumph, with 530 million people across the globe holding their breath as Neil Armstrong took his first steps upon landing. 

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed,” Armstrong called in to Mission Control. 

“We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again,” responded Charlie Duke, the spacecraft communicator replied from Houston.

In honor of the landing's 50th anniversary, we're taking a look back at photos from the watershed event and the people who made it happen. Check out the incredible photos in the slideshow above.

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Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin
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376713 09: (FILE PHOTO) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has named these three astronauts as the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)
A portrait of Neil Armstrong aboard the Lunar Module Eagle on the lunar surface just after the first moon walk. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Model of the Gemini 8 spacecraft.
View of astronaut's footprint in lunar soil. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were launched to the moon on July 16, 1969.
(Original Caption) Apollo 11 Spacecraft Commander, Neil Armstrong, suited up in preparation for a practice at the Space Center, of lunar activities, April 1969. Apollo 11 is scheduled for launch July 16th in the first U.S. space mission to land two astronauts on the surface of the moon.
Bob Hope and Astronaut Neil Armstrong perform for members of the 25th Infantry Division in December, 1969. Cu Chi, Vietnam. (Photo by � CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Former astronaut Neil Armstrong responds to a question as committee chairman William Rogers looks on, as they testify before the House and Technology Committee.
From left to right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. pose for a portrait in their space suits in front of a backdrop showing the Moon. The three astronauts have been named as the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. May 1969. | Location: Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas, USA. (Photo by � CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong (2nd R), and fellow Apollo 11 crewmembers Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (L) and Michael Collins (C) during a meeting on the 40th anniversary of NASA's first human landing on the moon in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, July 20, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Neil Armstrong in the cockpit of the command module on Apollo 11, on his way to the Moon. | Location: aboard Apollo 11, between Earth and the Moon. (Photo by � Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Apollo 11 Spacecraft Commander Neil Armstrong in the spacesuit as he will appear on the lunar surface. A camera is attached to his chest area giving him full use of his arms, the backpack gives oxygen, pressurization and temperature control. The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission is scheduled for launch July 16th.
Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong talks about the launch of Apollo 11 on the 30th anniversary of the event at the Kennedy Space Center July 16. [Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins flew aboard the craft. ]Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.
Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, testifies before the House Science and Technology committee hearing on Review of the Proposed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Human Space Flight Plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington May 26, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH POLITICS)
Crew members of the Apollo 11 stand as they meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on the 40th anniversary of the moon landing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 20, 2009. The members are Buzz Aldrin (L), Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS)
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong (L), Michael Collins and Elrin Aldrin smile through the window of the mobile quarantine van in this NASA handout image dated July 24, 1969. REUTERS/NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong is suited for a training exercise at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston in this April 18, 1969 handout photo courtesy of NASA. REUTERS/NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Apollo 11 astronauts Edwin Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong are seen during a trip to Sierra Blanca, New Mexico in this February 24, 1969 handout photo courtesy of NASA. REUTERS/NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Neil Armstrong greets friends after being released from quarantine in this August 10, 1969 handout photo courtesy of NASA. Deke Slayton is in the doorway behind Armstrong. REUTERS/NASA/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Neil Armstrong poses with an X-15 aircraft at the Dryden Flight Research Center in California, in this undated handout photo courtesy of NASA. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. The former astronaut underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on Aug. 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries. REUTERS/NASA Dryden Flight Research Center/Handout (UNITED STATES)
Photos for a public memorial service for U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong are pictured at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio August 29, 2012. Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OBITUARY PROFILE)
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins speaks during the 'Legends of Apollo' media in Cocoa Beach, Florida on July 16, 2019, as NASA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the landing on the Moon. (Photo by Gregg Newton / AFP) (Photo credit should read GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 21: U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd L) meets with Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins (L) Neil Armstrong (2nd R) and Buzz Aldrin (R) in the Oval Office at the White House, July 21, 2004 in Washington, DC. The astronauts are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
F 354709 001 20Jul99 Arlington, Virginia (677826) The Crew Members Of Nasa Apollo 11 Mission At Special Ceremony For 30Th Anniversary Of 1St Man To Walk On The Moon. Michael Collins, Left, Buzz Aldrin, Center, And Neil Armstrong, The Mission Commander And First Man To Walk On The Moon, At The Newseum. (Photo By Epix/Getty Images)
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, UNITED STATES: Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong (L) makes a point to the media as Apollo 11 crewmember Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin (C) and Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan (R) listen 16 July, 1999 in a replica of the Apollo/Saturn 5 launch control room at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Thirty years ago on 16 July 1969, Armstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins were launched on a journey to the Moon where Armstrong and Aldrin would be the first and second men to set foot there respectively while Cernan would be the last to walk there. AFP PHOTO/Bruce WEAVER (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Apollo 11's astronauts marked the tenth anniversary of man's first landing on the moon with a news conference at the National Air and Space Museum. Standing in front of the lunar module are, (L-R) Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin. (Photo by © Bettmann/CORBIS/Bettmann Archive)
Pres. Clinton (fore) shaking hands w. Apollo 11 astronauts (L-R) Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins in 25th moon landing anniv. fete at WH. (Photo by Diana Walker//The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images)
375811 01: Astronauts Michael Collins, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Neil Armstrong stand together on July 20, 1979 at the White House. They celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, during which the three astronauts became the first humans to conduct a lunar landing and safely return to Earth eight days after their July 20, 1969 launch. (Photo by Michael Evans/Liaison)
(Original Caption) Cincinnati, Oh.: Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, steps from his office on the University of Cincinnati campus for his first day as a professor. The former astronaut has forsaken a career in industry for the university life where he will be an instructor in the engineering department at U.S.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 1: (AUSTRALIA OUT) A reception is held in Hyde Park for the Apollo 11 astronauts who landed on the moon, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on November 1, 1969 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by George Lipman/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
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