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Iconic NASA restored film of U.S. astronauts stepping onto the surface of the moon for the first time, placing a commemorative plaque and raising the United States flag.
First Steps Onto The Moon
Astronaut Neil Armstrong climbing down the lunar module (LM) ladder to the surface of the moon. “One small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.”
The Apollo 11 Plaque
Astronaut Neil Armstrong reads a commemorative plaque affixed to the Apollo 11 lunar module (LM). Armstrong commented, For those who haven’t read the plaque, we’ll read the plaque that’s on the front landing gear of this LM. First, there’s two hemispheres, one showing each of the hemispheres of the Earth. Underneath it says “Here man from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all Mankind.” The plaque has the NASA crew members’ signatures and the signature of the President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon.
The American Flag
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin raise or planted the American flag on the moon.