Neil Armstrong took many photographs while on the surface of the moon, including this image of his famous footstep. He later gave this print to Mr. Karsh to thank him for a portrait session.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, and the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon on July 20, 1969.
On this day, April 12, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.
December 21, 2018, marked 50 years since Apollo 8 launched into space. During this mission, William Anders took the spectacular photograph that came to be known as “Earthrise”.
John Glenn returned to space on October 29, 1998, as a payload specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery, nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
On this day, July 20, in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.