“ That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
— Neil Armstrong’s immortal words as he stepped onto the lunar surface.
At 10:56 PM on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon — and took his place alongside the fabled innovators and visionaries who shaped America and defined the nation’s unique spirit of adventure.
The First Man on the Moon 10¢ stamp was issued shortly after the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. It captures the moment Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Lander and created the first human footprint on the Moon. Appropriately, the Earth is shown beyond the lunar horizon.
Stamp Issued: September 9, 1969