Celebrate the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing by watching mission footage Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP, File
CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 20, NOT 30 - FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo, astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. walks on the surface of the moon. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, a federal judge in Kansas has ruled that a bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction. (Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP, File)

With the revival of the National Space Council, the United States is once again working toward expanding the human footprint in space.

Today is the anniversary of the first literal footprint made by man.

RELATED: Internet can’t stop laughing at Mike Pence touching NASA equipment

The Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon 48-years-ago, making Americans the first to walk on the moon.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong took those first steps on July 20, 1969, leaving his infamous boot prints in the moon dust.

Armstrong, along with Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, rocketed to the moon in the command module Columbia and the lunar module Eagle.

When the lunar module landed on the moon, Armstrong uttered the famous words, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

RELATED: Love baby animals? The Houston Zoo is having a summer baby boom

Houston will always be Space City.

Stories You Might Like