Today is Moon Landing Day. The day marks 52nd Anniversary of the event when man first walked on the moon in 20th July 1969.
Apollo-11 was the spaceflight that carried Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilots, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
While Alridn and Armastrong made the first crewed landing on the surface, Collins was the astronaut who flew the Apollo-11 command module Columbia around the moon.
Armstrong and Aldrin spent over 21 hours on the lunar surface at a site they named ‘Tranquility Base’. They rejoined astronaut Collins in the command module Columbia and returned to Earth on 24th of July.
In the United States, National Moon Day was proclaimed in 1971 by the then President Richard Nixon to honour the anniversary of man’s first moon landing.