Apollo 11 – Man walks on the moon.

On Apollo 11, NASA successfully delivered on the challenge set down by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, of landing a man on the moon and bringing him safely back to the earth.

In this case, it was two men who landed on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, with their colleague Michael Collins orbiting overhead in their command module.

There is a huge amount of material online about Apollo 11, and I plan on placing a substantial amount of it on this blog post. For now, the video showing is a highlight video of the mission itself, narrated and explained by Commander Jim Lovell, himself a NASA legend, but just to confirm, Jim Lovell did not fly on Apollo 11. He flew on Apollo 8 and on Apollo 13, both epic storiesĀ  of adventure in their own right. But if you ever wanted anyone other than the crew of Apollo 11 themselves to narrate a video showing them going to the moon, you wouldn’t get anyone better than Jim Lovell to do it.