21 июля 1969 года человек впервые ступил на Луну

Sweden’s Hasselblad is justifiably proud that the entire world saw the shots taken with a Hasselblad camera. These shots were taken by the American astronaut Neil Armstrong who was the first human to walk on the Moon On July 21, 1969. Armstrong took pictures of Buzz Aldrin who erected a flag of the United States on the Moon. Millions of people on Earth watched the landing on TV and only one person could not possibly see it — the third member of the Apollo 11 crew Michael Collins who flew the command module over the far side of the Moon and had no contact with others. This is also the day of the most expensive phone call in the history of mankind, as the U.S. President Richard Nixon talked to astronauts on the Moon.

According to him, Armstrong made “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But the mankind has not benefited from this leap just yet. The Moon explorations were stopped all over the world due to their expensiveness and there was nothing special found in the moon soil.