This photo is of Edwin Aldrin walking on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong, who took the photograph, can be seen reflected in Aldrin’s helmet visor. Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface. As he stepped off the LM, Armstrong proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
This photo is of Edwin Aldrin walking on the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong, who took the photograph, can be seen reflected in Aldrin’s helmet visor. Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface. As he stepped off the LM, Armstrong proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. NASA

Iconic Moments: A journey through time and space

WE ARE bedevilled by the mysteries of space and what lies out there.

Throughout the years scientists have made journeys and discoveries that have advanced our knowledge of the galaxy. The findings and information that take place could open up new possibilities for humanity.

What more could we uncover in the expansive depths of the unknown? 

With the NASA public gallery, we've chosen iconic shots to depict our space journey so far, as every journey has started from somewhere.