How did they decide who walked on the moon first?
So Armstrong climbed down the ladder onto the moon’s surface, shortly followed by his now-famous “one small step” line.
“The decision that was made was absolutely correct as far as who went out first, symbolically,” Aldrin wrote in his 2014 AMA.
Why was Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon?
In April, only three months before liftoff, it was announced that Neil Armstrong would be the first man to walk on the moon. The main reason NASA gave for the decision was that the Eagle’s hatch opened to one side – rather than up or down – and that side was towards the pilot, Aldrin.
Who was the second man on the moon?
Aldrin and astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first humans to land and walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. American astronaut Buzz Aldrin made history when he became the second man to walk on the moon in 1969, just after Neil Armstrong in the Apollo 11 missionee.
What time did they land on the moon in 1969?
Launch and flight to lunar orbit
The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle lifts off with Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. at 9:32 a.m. EDT July 16, 1969, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.