Apollo 11 landed the first human on the Moon, the American Neil Armstrong, on July 20, 1969, he was the first human to step on another celestial body.
Launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on July 16th, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program. The Apollo had three parts: a Command Module with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that landed back on Earth; a Service Module, which supported the Command Module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a Lunar Module for landing on the Moon. After being sent toward the Moon by the Saturn V’s upper stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and travelled for three days until they entered into lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into the Lunar Module and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. They stayed around 24 hours on the lunar surface. After lifting off in the upper part of the Lunar Module and rejoining Collins in the Command Module, they returned to Earth and landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24.
Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface saying:“One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11
Photo by Bo Hesselmark who owns the stamp.
Description: Stamp celebrating First Man on the Moon July 20th 1969. Stamp released September 9th 1969.Plates for the stamp travelled to the Moon and back with the astronauts.