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The United States's Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon on July 20,
The United States space agency NASA achieved the first manned landing on Earth's Moon as
part of the Apollo 11 mission commanded by Neil Armstrong. On July 20, 1969, lunar module
Eagle landed on the surface of the Moon, carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Armstrong
was the first human to set foot on the Moon and Aldrin the second. Michael Collins orbited
above. Armstrong and Aldrin spent a day on the surface of the Moon before returning to
Earth. To this day, twelve people have walked across the Moon's terrain.