Today marks the 46th anniversary of the first moon walk. On July 20, 1969, more than a half billion people watched it all takes place on television. Just think of the ad rates that could be charged today for an event like that! You can see the CBS TV network coverage above.

Astronauts Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins left Earth July 16 from Cape Kennedy in Florida. Armstrong and Aldrin stepped onto the moon a few days later on July 20. The men spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon before joining back up with Collins in the command module. The mission accomplished the objective set by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, which was to land a man on the moon the return to Earth.

 

And if you're one who doubts the authenticity of the moon landing, just know Buzz Aldrin might punch you if he's nearby: