49 years ago today…

1) Apollo 11 crew Mike Collins, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, June 27, 1969. Photo: Getty Images

2) Moonbound Apollo 11 clears the launch tower on July 16, 1969. NASA photo

3) 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. CBS photo

4) An estimated 10,000 people gathered to watch giant television screens in New York’s Central Park and cheer as astronaut Neil Armstrong took man’s first step on the moon on July 20, 1969. Photo: AP file

5) One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Photo: NASA

6) Armstrong and Aldrin raise the U.S. flag on the lunar surface. NASA photo

7) United States astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands beside a solar wind experiment next to the Lunar Module spacecraft on the surface of the Moon after he and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first men to land on the Moon during the Apollo 11 space mission July 20, 1969. Photo: NASA via Reuters file

8) Astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, is photographed walking near the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity in July 20, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, succesfully completed the United States’ first lunar landing mission 45 years ago. Photo: NASA via Getty Images file

9) This view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft shows Earth rising above the moon’s horizon. AP photo

10) Lunar module plaque: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” NASA photo

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