45 years ago today, July 20, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the surface of the Moon, becoming the first humans to set foot on another world. Here’s an annotated video of the final descent and landing:
And then this is long, but it’s worth it. It’s video synchronizing TV video and 16mm film footage of the moonwalk and stills taken during the excursion:
The men collected 47.5 pounds of lunar rocks before a nap, then a brief EVA to toss out the trash, and then blasted off to return to Michael Collins aboard <i>Columbia</i> orbiting above.