First on the Moon

Yes, it was Neil. But...


Same day: On the right is the best image available of Neil Armstrong on July 21st, 1969. On the left is Buzz Aldrin on the same day. 

It is generally agreed that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon on July 21st, 1969. However, video footage of his first steps is of extreme low quality. The first man to be definitively photographed on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, also on July 21st, 1969. Crisp, high resolution color images taken with a 70-millimeter Hasselblad confirm Aldrin’s moonwalk in great detail. There are no similar images of Armstrong.

NASA’s explanation is that Armstrong was the only person to snap photos, making Aldrin the sole subject. NASA spent billions on rocket research but, unfortunately, there was no funding for developing a selfie stick.

Fifteen years later Hiroshi Ueda of Japan, was the first person to receive a patent for a selfie stick. It is not clear whether the moon landing or the selfie stick have had a greater impact on mankind. 

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