Today is the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11. After three years of painstakingly thorough searching, NASA has concluded that the original tapes of the first manned moon landing are most likely lost forever. However, with the help of tape restoration experts, the agency has refurbished the existing footage making it clearer than ever.
FASCINATING archive footage of Neil Armstrong landing on the Moon 40 years ago can be seen for the very first time after being released by NASA.
The grainy 50-second clip shows a side-view of Armstrong walking down the steps of Apollo 11 and taking his first steps on to the Moon.
Armstrong then utters the immortal words: "That is one small step for man...one giant leap for mankind".