Fifty years go today, the Apollo 11 mission launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Saturn V rocket had three main stages, the compartment to carry the lander, the return rocket, the capsule and an emergency rocket.
It was the first time in history humans had ever been on the moon, and these were the first words to be radioed from the moon surface. The world was watching when Mission Control radioed back "Roger, we copy you down. We got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot!"