A giant leap…

Neil Armstrong, [Buzz Aldrin walking on moon], July 20, 1969 (2012.99.1)

MAN ON THE MOONApollo 11, astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. walks on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969 in this photo taken by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, who shortly before had become the first man to walk on the moon. Armstrong and the lunar module Eagle are reflected in Aldrin’s helmet.

Neil Armstrong, [Buzz Aldrin landing on moon], July 20, 1969 (2012.99.9)

“Beautiful view. Magnificent desolation.” Buzz said after he stepped onto the surface of moon […] In a press conference Neil Armstrong said the flight was “a beginning of a new age.”

Neil Armstrong, [Buzz Aldrin standing beside Solar Wind Composition on moon], July, 1969 (2012.99.8)

SOLAR WIND EXPERIMENT — Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin stands beside the deployed Solar Wind Composition on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 EVA [Extravehicular activity]. The astronaut’s moon landing craft, dubbed “Eagle” by the crew is in the background.

Unidentified Photographer, [Diagram showing where Apollo 11 landed, Sea of Tranquility, Moon], July 20, 1969 (2012.99.10)

WHERE APOLLO 11 LANDED — Photo diagrams show where Apollo 11 landed on the moon today, with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin aboard lunar module. Landing was in moon’s Sea of Tranquility. These moon photos were taken during the Apollo 10 mission in May.

Unidentified Photographer, [Drawing depicting Neil Armstrong walking on moon], July 10, 1969 (2012.99.4)

ARTIST’S CONCEPTION OF THE ASTRONAUT ON MOON — This drawing from Grumman Aerospace Corp. depicts Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Arnstrong taking his first step on the moon after descending by ladder from the lunar module. In the background is the Earth.

Vik Muniz, Memory Rendering of the Man on the Moon, from “The Best of LIFE” portfolio, 1995 (160.1998)

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