On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 space capsule landed on the moon.

As I related last year:

I was at summer camp in New Hampshire.

They brought us into the rec hall where a couple hundred of us stared, bleary-eyed, at a single black and white monitor. They said we would remember this all our lives.

And I do. It’s as if it happened yesterday.

Six hours later, on July 21 (UTC/GMT), Neil Armstrong would be the first man to step foot on the moon:

Apollo 11 Moon Small Step for Man

Apollo 11 Moon Landing and Walk