Moon landing: Queen Elizabeth ‘admired’ Neil Armstrong and impressed Apollo 11 astronauts

 landed the first man on the Moon exactly 50 years ago this month, on the evening of July 20, 1969. Three astronauts under the banner of Apollo 11 flew to the Moon and back in a landmark achievement for human spaceflight. Upon their return, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were lauded by millions around the world for their bravery in the face of the unknown. Among their most prominent fans, was Queen Elizabeth II who is said to have left an incredibly positive impression on the three astronauts when she met them later that year.

Apollo 11’s Moon landing half-a-century ago was watched by an estimated 600 million all over the globe.

When Commander Armstrong left his spacecraft in the morning hours of July 21, 1969, he became the first human to walk on a world other than our own. (source)

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