Neil Armstrong as first man on the moon; NASA Saturn V rocket of Apollo 11 seen outside hangar and in launch pad in Florida.
Florida United States USA Date:1969, July 20 Duration:2 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
Clip opens with footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon for the first time, on July 20, 1969 during the NASA Apollo 11 mission. Audio includes Armstrong in discussion with Mission Control about the Eagle lunar module landing, the perceived consistency of the lunar surface, and Armstrong's famous "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" statement. View of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket from Launch Complex 39 at the John F Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Cape Canaveral Florida, United States. Various camera angles showing the Saturn V rocket in and outside of a hangar, and the Saturn V in its launch pad. Audio during rocket scenes includes President Kennedy expressing the United States "goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." Also heard is Lyndon Johnson remarking on American space accomplishments that "we stand ready to share for the benefit of all mankind." Richard Nixon is also heard saying "let us go the new worlds together; not as new worlds to be conquered, but as an adventure to be shared." View of treads of a tracked vehicle moving forward on the surface of the moon.
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