46th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Watch the coverage video

The above video shows Neil Armstrong climbing down the lunar module ladder to the lunar surface. The video compares existing footage with the partially restored video.

The video below is a great compilation of CBS News coverage of the Apollo 11 mission and the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. The coverage is anchored by Walter Cronkite. This compilation aired on CBS on 7/19/2009 as a tribute to Cronkite, who had died two days earlier on 7/17/2009.

46 Apollo 11 quotes to mark the 46th anniversary of the first moon landing
Some inspiring and funny quotes from the crew of Apollo 11.

Here is one of Buzz Aldrin's recent tweets about the Apollo 11 anniversary. (GYATM = Get Your Ass To Mars)

Back in 2013 Buzz Aldrin also released his book Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration. Click on the image below to know more.

Apollo 11 Patch Presented to Mars I Crew

" This framed Apollo 11 mission patch was presented to NASA's Kennedy Space Center during the July 21, 2014, when the center's Operations and Checkout Building was renamed the  Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building.

The patch was flown aboard Apollo 11 in 1969. In 1987, all three crew members -- Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins -- signed the patch and presented it to former NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher for safekeeping until it could be presented to the first crew to land on Mars.

"Those of you who are familiar with NASA know that mission patches are common mementos and keepsakes that accompany just about every mission," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said at the renaming ceremony. "But what is unique about this patch is its inscription that reads 'To be presented to the Mars 1 crew.' 

"Twenty-seven years ago, the men who accomplished what many believed was impossible, were already imagining NASA’s next giant leap -- a human mission to Mars…and they had no doubt we would succeed.  Neither do we," said Bolden.

After 45 years, NASA stands on a new horizon, poised to take the next giant leap—deeper into the solar system. The Apollo missions blazed a path for human exploration to the moon, and today NASA is extending that path to near-Earth asteroids, Mars and beyond. "

For more pics and a look back at the Apollo 11 mission, visit NASA's page here.

If you are looking for reference images to build your own Apollo 11 spacesuit, NASA got you covered. Images of Neil Armstrong's suit and Buzz Aldrin's suit.


Speaking of spacesuits, RPF member SSgt Burton made this wonderful Apollo 11 Spacesuit on a low budget. Check out his build thread here.

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