Armstrong rarely makes public appearances, but the Smithsonian Institute was able to secure him for a speaking engagement at the recent John H Glenn Lecture for 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11. Armstrong shared some cogent observations about the celebrated 'space race' between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Don't miss this engaging 60 Minutes interview with Armstrong at the Hammer and Feather blog. The Apollo 11 commander is unusually candid and gregarious in this video. Special moments abound, such as the moment Armstrong and Walter Cronkite are brought together to watch a recording of the landing broadcast.
This video from the BBC looks back at the journey taken by Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins.