March 24, 1969 – NASA announces crew selection for Apollo 11
On March 24, 1969 NASA announced its selection for the crew to fly Apollo 11 to the Moon, launching in less than four months, on July 16, 1969. It carried Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Jr.
Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
L/R: Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin
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