This is the Web Edition of "A Trip Into Space", a Coimbra-based electronic book on space science. Both the texts and the photos are by courtesy of National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Moon
Aldrin Steps Down To The The Moon's Surface

Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Edwin Aldrin climbs down the ladder to the Moon's surface as Commander Neil Armstrong photographs his descent. Aldrin stepped onto the surface at 03:15 UT on 21 July 1969 (20 July 1969, 11:15 EDT) and became the second person to walk on the Moon. (Apollo 11, AS11-40-5868)

Last Update: 2004-Nov-27