Apollo 11
Neil Armstrong Describes What It’s Like on the Moon

Neil Armstrong discusses landing on the moon and describes his view from the color of the Earth to the topography of the moon. Armstrong was one of three astronauts to board the Apollo 11 spacecraft and he is the first man to walk on the moon on July 21, 1969. Speaking to the differences in depth perception on the moon, Armstrong notes: “The peculiar phenomenon is the closeness of the horizon due to the greater curvature of the moon than we have here on earth, of course four times greater. And the fact that it is an irregular surface with crater rims overlying other crater rims. You can’t see the real horizon, you are seeing hills that are somewhat closer to you.”

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