On that historical day, July 20th 1969; Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission,became the first human to set foot on the moon. As he stepped on the dusty lunar surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Those words endured as one of the best known quote in the English language.
|Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. Image Credit: NASA|
|The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, pictured from left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Image Credit: NASA|
I remember that faithful year well...
In Penang, my dad bought a black and white television to watch that historical moment.
I was a student in Melbourne studying Illustrative Photography at the R.M.I.T.
, later that year me and some of our class mates drove to Canberra and attended the HYPO Convention.
All the participants at the Canberra HYPO Convention were given a 8x10 colour print of the moon landing :) The photographic colour print has been produced by Group Color from an original transparency supplied by NASA!
As you can see from the picture below, I STILL GOT THAT PRINT!
Buzz Aldrin standing on the Moon, next to the Lunar Module "Eagle". It was taken by Neil Armstrong of NASA with a Hasselblad SWC camera.
Oh... that was also the year I got obsessed with the Omega Speedmaster wrist watch that the NASA astronaut wore! My dad finally bought me one in 1972 ;)
Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)