Which man first got off the moon, what he said as soon as he got off the spacecraft, completed studies and flight experiences before becoming a NASA astronaut.
Who landed first on the moon
The American astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969.
As soon as he descended from the lunar module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, he started taking his first steps on the moon and declared: "This is a small step for a man, but a giant leap forward for humanity".
Armstrong was followed shortly after by Edwin Aldrin.
Amstrong, born in Wapakoneta in the United States of America, had been an officer in the US Navy before becoming an astronaut and took part in the Korean War.
He then graduated from Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, performing over nine hundred flights.
He continued and completed his studies at the University of Southern California.
In 1962 he joined NASA.