Portrait of the main crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. From left to right, they are: Commander, Neil A. Armstrong, command module pilot, Michael Collins, and lunar module pilot, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. On July 20, 1969 at 4:18 pm, EDT, the lunar module " Eagle "landed in a region of the Moon called Mare Tranquillitatis, also known as the Sea of Tranquility. After securing his spaceship, Armstrong sent a radio message to Earth: "Houston, the base of tranquility here, the Eagle has landed". At 10:56 pm the same evening, Neil Armstrong, in the presence of a television audience from around the world, came down from the Eagle's landing pad on the lunar surface and said, "It's a small step for a man, a big step for humanity. " He became the first human to set foot on the moon.