It is a second enshrined in historical past: When the lunar module from Apollo 11 landed on the moon 45 years in the past, Neil Armstrong declared: “The Eagle has landed.”
However in a 2007 interview with CBS Information’ Ed Bradley, Armstrong recalled that the Eagle was heading to a touchdown in a really giant crater. That may have been a catastrophe for the mission, so Armstrong needed to suppose quick and override the autopilot in order that he may set the lander down in a safer spot, the Sea of Tranquility.
Bradley introduced Armstrong and famed CBS anchor Walter Cronkite collectively to recollect the very dramatic moments of 1 week in July 1969. Watch it above.