Apollo 11: Big moments in historic mission to moon 50 years ago(25 images)
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and man's first "moonwalk." Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins journeyed eight days in space. Armstrong and Aldrin walked the moon's surface and conducted experiments. Collins piloted the command module in the lunar orbit during their 22-hour stay on the moon.
NASA named these three astronauts as the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in May 1969 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Posing from left to right, are Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. File Photo courtesy of NASA
The Apollo 11 crew from left to right, Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin, conduct a crew compartment fit and functional check of the equipment and storage locations in their command module at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on June 10, 1969. Photo courtesy of NASA