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FlipFact of the Day: Over the span of 50 years, various authors, educators, and journalists presented this photo as Neil Armstrong’s first step on the Moon. The truth? The footprint does exist. If you were to go up to the Moon and look for it, you’d find it there, still intact and undisturbed, half a century later (as there are no gusts of wind on the Moon to blow it away). However, it does not belong to Armstrong; in fact, he didn’t even take this photo.

Whose footprint is in this now-iconic image, though, and when was it taken? Learn the surprising answers (and more) by reading this simple yet highly informative explanation from a Pinoy space expert: http://bit.ly/RHerreraMoonStep

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 21, 1969, at 2:56 UTC (10:56 AM in the Philippines), Neil Armstrong stepped off Apollo Lunar Module Eagle, officially becoming the first man to ever set foot on the Moon.

Still remember your 5th-grade science classes? Test your knowledge and see if you still remember these facts and fundamental concepts in human anatomy, biology, botany, and other branches of science. Click here to try the “Are You Smarter Than A Pinoy Fifth-Grader” Challenge.

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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.