On July 20, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar landing module Eagle and became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. The words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” were heard by a more than a billion people listening at home. Armstrong died on August 25, 2012 at age 82. To commemorate his passing I featured a “landing on the moon” exhibition in the library. The exhibition included information on the landing, facts about the moon, a quiz and a running documentary.
“The surface is fine and powdery. I can kick it up loosely with my toe. It does adhere in fine layers, like powdered charcoal, to the sole and sides of my boots.”
Neil Armstrong describes the surface of the Moon.