It's the 45th Anniversary of Man's Historic First Moon Landing

July 19, 2014 3:47 AM

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Unknown to many, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin didn't set foot on the Moon only minutes after their Lunar Excursion Module nicknamed Eagle touched down on the lunar surface at 4:18 p.m. EDT or 20:18 UTC on July 20, 1969.

The Americans, who belonged to the Apollo 11 mission, waited six hours before Mission Control in Houston gave Armstrong the go signal to become the first human to set foot on the Moon.

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