To celebrate the anniversary, NASA has restored the old control room from which the Apollo-era flight directors oversaw the mission. It's a place of pilgrimage for their successors.
As commemoration mark 50 years since man first stepped on the moon, Europe's space chief has been talking about his plans for Earth's natural satellite.
Stargazers in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia were treated to a partial lunar eclipse in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, just as the world was commemorating the launch of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation'