On July 20, 1969, humanity accomplished its single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body. Six hours after landing (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the “Small Step” into our greater future when he stepped off the Lunar Module, named Eagle, onto the surface of the Moon from which he could look up and see Earth in the heavens as no one had done before him. He was shortly joined by Buzz Aldrin, and the two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface. NASA was established July 29, 1958, and 60 years later the agency continues to expand our knowledge and fuel our imagination.
Gregg County Historical Museum proudly presents NASA: Beyond Earth A History of the Apollo Missions, Manned Space Flight, and the Future.