National Archives News

Anniversary of Apollo 11

Edwin Aldrin of Apollo 11 walks on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon. On this 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission, the National Archives highlights records about NASA and the space program and presents events and exhibits in Washington, DC, and at Presidential Libraries.

Find out more about our records relating to space exploration on Space Exploration - NASA Records at the National Archives.


National Archives Film Footage Fuels Apollo 11 Film

Learn about the work done by National Archives staff in a digitization partnership to make Apollo imagery more widely accessible to the public.