The Red Tea Detox

It’s a moment enshrined in history: When the lunar module from Apollo 11 landed on the moon 45 years ago, Neil Armstrong declared: “The Eagle has landed.”

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Watch: Apollo 11 launches, July 16, 1969

But in a 2007 interview with CBS News’ Ed Bradley, Armstrong recalled that the Eagle was heading to a landing in a very large crater. That would have been a disaster for the mission, so Armstrong had to think fast and override the autopilot so that he could set the lander down in a safer spot, the Sea of Tranquility.

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Bradley brought Armstrong and famed CBS anchor Walter Cronkite together to remember the very dramatic moments of one week in July 1969. Watch it above.

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