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Apollo 11

Mission Number: AS-506
16-24 July 1969

    Neil Armstrong [2], Commander
    Michael Collins [2], CSM Pilot
    Edwin Aldrin [2], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    James Lovell, Commander
    William Anders, CSM Pilot
    Fred Haise, LM Pilot

    Location: John F. Kennedy Space Center
    Pad: 39-A
    Date: 16 July 1969
    Time: 13:32:00 UTC

    Mission Duration: 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds

Lunar Landing:
    Location: Sea of Tranquility (Lunar 71° N, 23.63° E)
    Touchdown: 20 July 1969 20:17:40 UTC
    EVA#1: 2 hours, 32 minutes
    Liftoff: 21 July 1969 17:54:01 UTC
    Surface Stay Time: 21 hours, 36 minutes, 21 seconds

    Date: 24 July 1969
    Time: 16:50:35 UTC

    Location: Pacific Ocean (13° 19' N, 169° 9' W)
    Vessel: USS Hornet (CVS-12)

The single EVA began at 02:39 UTC. The first step on the moon occurred at 02:56:15 UTC, 21 July 1969.

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Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin became the first and second men to walk on the Moon on 20 July 1969, in the Sea of Tranquility. There was 1 EVA lasting 2 hours and 31 minutes. Total time on the lunar surface was 21.6 hours. Time in lunar orbit was 59.5 hours, completing 30 orbits. There was 44 lbs of lunar material gathered.

This mission was the culmination of a challenge given to the nation eight years earlier, on 25 May 1961, by United States President John F. Kennedy


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The Command and Service Module (CSM) was named Columbia, and the Lunar Module (LM) was named Eagle.

Launch was by Saturn V.

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The Apollo 11 command module is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

An Apollo 11 Gallery from NASA
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liftoff_sm.jpg (20167 bytes) Liftoff!
Earth, as seen from Apollo 11. earthview_sm.jpg (15172 bytes)

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Neil Armstrong steps onto the lunar surface. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
A foot print in the dust. footprint_sm.jpg (33355 bytes)
flag_a11_sm.jpg (33970 bytes) The American flag, on the moon.
"Buzz" Aldrin at work, setting up an experiment. aldrin_sm.jpg (23386 bytes)
ascent_sm.jpg (20306 bytes) The ascent module, as seen from Columbia (the command module).
The moon as seen from Apollo 11 on the journey home. as11_moon.jpg (237325 bytes)
a11splash.jpg (58308 bytes) Apollo 11 splashdown.

"The Eagle Has Landed" by Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.


Archived NASA page for Apollo 11


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