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It was the fifth manned mission in the [[Apollo program]].
 
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:Launched:  [[July 16]], [[1969]] from Pad 39A
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:Returned:  [[July 24]], [[1969]]
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:Crew members:   [[Neil Armstrong]], commander; [[Michael Collins (astronaut)|Michael Collins]], command module pilot; [[Buzz Aldrin]], lunar module pilot
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:Command module:  Columbia
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:[[Apollo Lunar Module|Lunar module]]:  Eagle
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:Landed: [[July 20]], [[1969]]
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:Lunar landing site:  1.1 N, 23.8 E -- ''[[Mare Tranquillitatis]]'' (Sea of Tranquility)
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The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned lunar landing. It was the fifth manned mission in the Apollo program.

Apollo 11 at Liftoff (NASA photo)
Apollo 11 at Liftoff (NASA photo)

Launched: July 16, 1969 from Pad 39A
Returned: July 24, 1969
Crew members:
  Neil Armstrong, commander
  Michael Collins, command module pilot
  Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot
Command module: Columbia
Lunar module: Eagle
Landed: July 20, 1969
Lunar landing site: 1.1 N, 23.8 E Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility)
On surface: 21.6 hours
Lunar EVA: 2.5 hours
Samples: 22 kg

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin near a leg of the Lunar Module, PD NASA photo
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin during a walk near a leg of the Lunar Module.
July 20, 1969 (NASA)

Aldrin stands next to the PSEP and LEM on the moon
Aldrin stands next to the PSEP, with Lunar Module in background (NASA)

That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. &#8213Neil Armstrong

Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon, followed by Aldrin. Collins remained in orbit above the Moon.

Mission notes

  • On July 20, while on the far side of the moon, the lunar module, called "Eagle," separated from the "Columbia". Collins remained aboard Columbia while Eagle, carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, descended to the surface.
  • After a careful visual inspection, Eagle fired its engine and began its descent. During the descent to the lunar surface, the astronauts noticed that the intended landing site was rockier than surveillance photographs had indicated. Armstrong took manual control of the lunar module at that point, and guided it to a landing on a smoother patch of ground, later known as Tranquility Base.
  • Six and a half hours after landing, Armstrong made his descent to the moon surface and made the famous statement: "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." (Though he apparently dropped the "a", changing the meaning of the statement--some historians have been charitable and called this a radio communication failure rather than a simple mistake by Armstrong).
  • After 21 hours and 36 minutes, Eagle fired its ascent engines and rendezvoused with the Columbia for the return flight. The astronauts returned to earth on July 24, welcomed as heroes.

The command module is displayed at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. The lunar module was jettisoned on 21 July, 1969. Impact site of the lunar module on the Moon is unknown.

For an alternative view, see: Apollo moon landing hoax accusations

External Links

Preceded by :
Apollo 10
Apollo program Followed by :
Apollo 12

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