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.
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.”
Houston will always be Space City.