NASA's Restored Footage of Neil Armstrong's First Steps on the Moon

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

As the world mourns the loss of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, it's worth taking a moment to revisit the iconic Apollo 11 landing. Armstrong's first steps on the moon were broadcast live to an audience of millions, but it wasn't until 2009 that NASA restored the grainy footage, releasing it online more recently as a short tribute montage, below. Read more about how the Apollo 11 team televised the historic moment in "1 Small Step for a Cam: How Astronauts Shot Video of the Moon Landing." 

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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