Anniversary of Apollo 11
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.
The Apollo 11 crew: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin Aldrin.
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin inside the Lunar Module,
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong inside the Lunar Module after EVA.
Astronaut Edwin Aldrin descends the Lunar Module ladder.
Astronaut Edwin Aldrin walks near the Lunar Module.
Astronaut's bootprint on the lunar surface.
Lunar surface at Tranquility Base.
Recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts.
The plaque left by the astronauts on the Moon reads: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot on the Moon, July 21, 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”