“We Came in Peace for All Mankind.” On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts made history by landing on the surface of another celestial body.
The plaque was attached to the ladder on the landing gear strut on the descent stage of the Apollo 11 lunar module. The plaque was covered with a thin sheet of stainless steel during flight.
Astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the command and service modules in lunar orbit while Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon.
Image Credit: NASA
Editor: Yvette Smith