“That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.”
— Neil Armstrong, commander, Apollo 11 crew.
Those famous words were spoken almost 45 years ago as the eyes of not just the nation but the world, were focused on the crew of the Apollo 11. More important, their attention was upon the Eagle, the Lunar Module (LM) descending to the surface of the moon.
The Eagle made its official landing shortly after 10 p.m. in which Astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered perhaps the second most famous line during the night’s event, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”