He praised the astronauts who carried out that famous mission.
"True to their creed, astronauts have never liked the idea of being called heroes,” Pence said. “And for all they did and all the risks they took, if Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins aren't heroes, then there are no heroes."
Along with talking about the legacy of NASA, Pence talked about the future of the space agency.
"America will return to the moon within the next five years, and the next man and woman on the moon will be American astronauts," Pence said. "Within the next year, we will once again send American astronauts to space on American rockets from American soil."
He also added officials are working on new technology and training so that we can soon carry out missions to Mars and beyond.