One small step

Forty-five years ago this week Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon.

  • FILE PHOTO 20JUL69 - Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, poses beside the deployed fl.. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • FILE PHOTO OF APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUT ALDRIN ON LUNAR SURFACE. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA file image shows Mission Operations Control Room at the Johnson Space Center on July 24 1969 � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA file image shows Buzz Aldrin on the moon next to the Lunar Module Eagle � Ho New / Reuters

  • FILE PHOTO 21JULY69 - The Apollo II Lunar Nodule ascent stage, with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Ed.. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA file image of Neil Armstrong practicing getting back to the first rung of the ladder on the Lunar Module � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA file photo of the launching of Apollo 11 with former President Johnson and Vice-President Agnew in attendance in Florida � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA file photo of one of the first footprints on the Moon � Ho New / Reuters

  • - FILE PHOTO JULY 1969 - The Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong.. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • - FILE PHOTO 20JUL69 - Apollo astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, descends the.. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA file photo of the launching of Apollo 11 on July 16 1969 in Florida � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA file photo of the launching of Apollo 11 on July 16 1969 in Florida � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA file photo of the launching of Apollo 11 on July 16 1969 in Florida � Ho New / Reuters

  • APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS POSE. � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA file image shows U.S. astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on Apollo 11 lunar module � Ho New / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong smiling in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk � Handout . / Reuters

  • NASA handout photo of U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong turning towards the lunar module on the moon � Handout . / Reuters

  • United States astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands beside a solar wind experiment next to the Lunar Module spacecraft on the surface of the Moon � Handout . / Reuters

  • Handout photo of the Apollo 11 plaque � NASA NASA / Reuters

  • NASA file image of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins leaving Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the pre-launch countdown � NASA NASA / Reuters