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.”
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.
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.