DescriptionHosted by Hanneke WeiteringOn July 20, 1969, human beings walked on the moon for the very first time! Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin exited their lunar lander and planted their moon boots on the lunar surface at about 11 p.m. Eastern Time. Armstrong led the way down the ladder. When he took his first step, he famously said, "That’s one small step for a man…one giant leap for mankind." Once they found their footing, they got straight to work. They inspected the spacecraft to look for any damage from the landing, set up cameras, collected moon rocks and planted the American flag into the soil. They also strolled around the moon to assess the mobility of their spacesuits.