45th anniversary of Apollo 11's first human landing on the Moon
The crew of Apollo 11 consisted of astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. 'buzz' Aldrin Jr.
This 20 July 1969 file photo released by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. saluting the US flag on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. The 20th July 1999 marks the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and man's first walk on the Moon. (AFP/Getty Images) US Vice-President Spiro Agnew and former US President Lyndon B. Johnson are seen in a crowd watching the liftoff of the Apollo 11 mission at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on July 16, 1969. (AFP/Getty Images) These NASA handout images show at top the Apollo 11 lunar landing astronaut crew from left: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. 'buzz' Aldrin Jr. At bottom from left are Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin, Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's first human landing on the Moon at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, on July 19, 2009. (AFP/Getty Images) The space crew of the Apollo 11 mission has a last briefing during their breakfast before the liftoff at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on July 16, 1969. At left the three astronauts Buzz Aldrin (L, foreground), Neil Armstrong (C) and Michael Collins (background) are seen eating and listening to 'Chief Astronaut' Donald 'Deke' Slayton (R). (AFP/Getty Images) An undated picture shows the space suit US astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his outing on the Lunar surface part of the Apollo XI manned space mission to the moon. (AFP/Getty Images) Prototypes of EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) suits are on display in the Apollo Treasures Gallery at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex July 16, 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The gallery opening commemorated the 40th anniversary of the the launchy of Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to the moon. (Getty Images) This picture taken on July 10, 1979 in Paris shows Neil Armstrong, US astronaut of the first lunar mission Apollo 11 posing during a TV show. Armstrong, who died on August 25, 2012 at the age of 82 from complications following heart surgery earlier this month, inspired generations to reach for the stars and etched his name next to one of the great milestones of human discovery. (AFP/GettyImages) Photo shows a plate dedicated to US astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin and Michael Collins at Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 25,2012. Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in 1969, died on August 25. Armstrong was commander of the Apollo 11 mission that made the first manned lunar landing on July 20, 1969. (AFP/Getty Images)