The stunning photo you see above was snapped by astronaut Neil Armstrong after setting foot on the lunar surface 43-years ago – July 20, 1969 to be exact. That’s right, “soon after, Buzz Aldrin would also climb down from the Apollo 11 lunar module, called Eagle, and the pair would become the first humans to walk on a celestial body other than Earth.” For those wondering why there aren’t any stars, it’s “because the camera was set to expose for objects in bright sunlight and they are too dark (relatively speaking) to be captured on the film.” Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Astronaut Michael Collins, the third member of the Apollo 11 crew, didn’t get to walk on the moon’s surface – as the Command Module Pilot, he orbited overhead in the Apollo 11 Command/Service Module, called Columbia. Fun fact: it was Collins who designed the mission patch that the Apollo 11 crew wore.

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