The first landing on the moon, 40 years ago today, was one of the events in life that has most moved me and most inspired me. I had just turned eleven. NASA has footage here. Thanks to all the brave men and women who have served as astronauts... if Earth has a future, it will be in part due to your inspiration.
By the way, I got to meet a mission specialist once, a man named Loren Acton. My mother contacted him because they shared a birth name, and he and his wife came to lunch at our house. He had some thrilling stories of astronaut training.