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First men on the moon

Last Updated: Tuesday July 14 2009 15:02 GMT

Who was the first man on the Moon?

Neil Armstrong, buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins

Three men blasted off from Earth on the Moon mission.

They were:

  • Neil Armstrong, born on 5 August, 1930, in Ohio, USA
  • Buzz Aldrin, born on 20 January, 1930, in New Jersey, USA
  • Michael Collins, born October 31, 1930, in Rome, Italy.

They were all American astronauts working for Nasa, the US space agency.

Only Armstrong and Aldrin went to the surface of the Moon, leaving Collins orbiting above them.

Armstrong was the first one to step onto the surface.