July 16th, 1969.
The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land* on the moon. Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Jr. braved a new frontier and head to the moon. Both Armstrong and Aldrin had the privilege to land on the moon while Collins manned the module orbiting above.
It took four days for Apollo 11 to reach the moon.
to be continued on July 20th, 2008.
* Thx Bryan for pointing out the missing two words.