It’s National Moon Day! Celebrate with a look back at the first lunar landing.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot upon the Moon. Two years after the first lunar landing, the anniversary was proclaimed National Moon Day to honor one of humanity’s greatest achievements.

Today, we continue to celebrate the giant leap that the crew of Apollo 11 took 53 years ago as we prepare for humanity’s next giant leap with Artemis. Through NASA’s Artemis Program, we’ll see the first woman and first person of color land on the surface of the Moon.

Look back through images of the first moonwalk in today’s photo gallery:

Learn more about the Apollo 11 mission by checking out these blog posts:

Artemis Exhibit – Now Open

Explore our new permanent Artemis exhibit and learn about humanity’s next giant leap.

Walk through lighted panels that tell the story of Artemis, NASA’s space program that will return humans to the Moon for the first time in over 50 years.

Touch the layers of a moonwalking spacesuit, feel the difference between an Artemis and Apollo lunar landing site, design your very own mission patch and more!

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