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The Making of a Legend: When Neil Armstrong left his footprints on the moon [Pictures]

on August 26, 2012

Armstrong smiles from the Rocket

The world woke up to news that the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has passed on at the age of 82 – some 43 years after he made his name. The former astronaut, captained Apollo 11 mission to the moon and famously uttered the quote moments after setting foot on the lunar surface: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Armstrong steps on the Moon

But have you ever wondered what that historical sight looked like? Well, here’s a picture special of how Armstrong, not only left his footprints on the sands of time, but on the surface of the moon!

His footprint on the Moon

Armstrong and Aldin placing the American flag on the Moon

 

Today, the world celebrates the life of a brave man, a hero and a legend; the first man that took the very first bold and victorious steps on the Moon, Neil Armstrong.

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