45 years ago today, the Apollo 11 crew stepped foot on the moon for the first time in history. Often celebrated as mankind's greatest achievement, the moon landing captured the imagination of an entire generation, and proudly displayed the limitless capabilities of the human race.
The moon landing didn't solve the world's problems. It didn't end the Vietnam or Cold War. It didn't end racism or bridge economic inequality. But it did prove that if we can land on the moon, then we can do anything.
In honor of its 45th anniversary, here are iconic images of the moon landing.
Iconic images in honor of the Moon landing's 45th anniversary