Katherine Johnson, a mathematician, calculated the flight paths of many spacecraft during her time with the U.S. Space Program. ©NASA
"I was 9 years old when man first landed on the Moon and it sparked my interest in space. I have visited Kennedy Space Center several times and even met Buzz Aldrin one time. The Apollo 11 Moon landings had a lifetime’s affect on me. Those guys were absolute heroes." - Irene
An estimated 600 million people tuned in to watch the Apollo 11 landing. ©NASA
"Most nights bedtime stories consist of reading about the space station, rockets, astronauts, engineering, and the Moon landing! Redford dreams of engineering a Mars Exploration Rover and test driving it!"- Redford
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 fulfilled the dreams of humanity by landing on the Moon. As Armstrong took his first step, he famously said “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind ”
We collected thousands of your photos and stories, alongside official NASA Apollo images to create a giant lunar photo mosaic, celebrating 50 years since man first step foot on the Moon.
The physical artwork was exhibited at global locations including Times Square, New York City, London Piccadilly Lights, and ArtsScience Museum Singapore on July 20, 2019.
This is a giga pixel photo mosaic made up of more than 10,000 photos and is 94,488 x 62,992 pixels.
The Apollo Program was accomplished by the efforts of more than four hundred thousand people who achieved an impossible dream. Thousands of people we a part of our mission to create in the People’s Moon. Come and find yourself, your friends and loved ones in the unique artwork here.
The Apollo 11 astronauts were required to stay in quarantine for 21 days after landing to make sure no contagions were brought back. ©NASA
This bootprint marks one of the first steps human beings took on the Moon, July 1969. "One Small Step for Man. One Giant Leap for Mankind" ©NASA
Edgar Mitchell was the lunar module pilot aboard Apollo 14. He and Shepard spent 33 hours on the Moon - the longest period of any astronauts at the time. ©NASA
On Christmas Eve of 1968, Apollo 8 astronauts Jim Lovell, William Anders, and Frank Borman became the first people to orbit the Moon. In addition to achieving a historic and space-travel milestone, Apollo 8 also became known for the famous "Earthrise" photo that has become one of the most reproduced space photos in history. ©NASA
Michael Collins was the Command Module Pilot of the Apollo 11 mission. He became Earth's most distant traveller at that moment, circling the Moon whilst Armstrong and Aldrin landed. ©NASA
In 1968, Walter Cunningham occupied the Lunar Module Pilot seat for Apollo 7, the first launch of a crewed Apollo mission. ©NASA
What does the Moon smell like? Neil Armstrong described it smelling like “wet ashes in a fireplace.”©NASA
The Apollo 11 Astronauts left a plaque on the Moon reading: "We Came In Peace For All Mankind." ©NASA
"Archie is 5. He dresses as an astronaut at every opportunity he gets, and he knows how many Moons different planets have. Recently, he has been watching footage of the Moon landings, which he is enthralled by!" - Clare
Fred Haise Jr. is best known for serving as the Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 13 mission. A rupture prevented the three astronauts from landing on the Moon. ©NASA
Thomas Mattingly II orbited the Moon as Command Module Pilot during the Apollo 16 mission. He used sophisticated cameras to photographically map a belt around the lunar equator. ©NASA
"Just after the historic moon landings in 1969, my Mum and Dad made me a fancy dress costume for my primary school fete. I got first place! I watched the landing with my late father late into the night on our old TV. A great memory." - Stephen
Rita Rapp, Head of the Apollo Food System team, was the scientist who packed lunches for the 230,000 mile trip. ©NASA
"Showing a lot of foresight, my Dad posed me beautifully when I was six for a historic moment, which I have only come to appreciate long since he died. The photo how has pride of place on our own family landing." - Catherine
"I was just 18 months old when Apollo 11 left the launchpad. It's been an inspiration to me my entire life." - Alasdair
Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon in 1969. As he gazed at the landscape, he described it as, "Magnificent desolation." ©NASA
"I have great memories of the night of the Moon landing. At just 16 years old, my parents had allowed me to stay at a friends house to watch the Lunar landing. There was a crowd of noisy excited lads anxiously awaiting! The landing had a profound effect on me which has resulted in half a century of following space travel and never not looking at the heavens in awe on a clear night." - Mike
"I was born in 1972 at the tail end of the Apollo era. The photo was taken circa 1979 in my front garden in South East London. I received the space suit for Christmas from my parents. I still own the space helmet!" - David
Neil Armstrong was the first man to step foot on the Moon in 1969 during the Apollo 11 mission. "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." ©NASA
James Irwin walked on the moon during the Apollo 15 mission. For James, the trip became a religious experience when they brought back a 4 billion year old rock nicknamed "The Genesis Rock." ©NASA
"My dad was a young man when the Moon landing happened and he was fascinated. He recorded the audio of the TV broadcast as it was happening live." - Allan
"My interest in photography was sparked from a family photograph taken in July 1969. Later that month images of a grey grainy video of a Moon Landing were broadcast on TV. I saw them while walking past a tv rental shop in the city centre. Other people quickly gathered around excitedly shouting ‘look, it’s the Moon landing!’ I remember it was a bright afternoon and could not understand why the footage was dark." - Paul
"When I grow up I want to be an astronaut. I was too young to see the Moon landing, but every night when it is visible I say good night to Mars and the Moon. And I love looking out for the space station with my family." - Arthur