Why Neil Armstrong Got to Take the First Step on the Moon On July 20th, 1969, with “one small step,” Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. But why did he get to go first? … — For more information read the original article here. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.