Fifty-three years ago today -- July 20, 1969 -- at a few minutes before 11 p.m. Eastern time, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepped off the landing module Eagle and onto the lunar surface, becoming the first human beings to walk on the moon. It was, as Armstrong famously said, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." It was also one of the biggest television events in history.
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