Apollo 11 Command Module (Columbia)

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Apollo 11
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Apollo 11 Command Module (Columbia)

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969 in the Sea of Tranquillity. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon’s surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent just under a day on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16 and was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program.

Space Program: Apollo
Crew: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E.
Rocket: Saturn V
Launching Date: Jul 16, 1969 13:32 UTC
Launching Site: Kennedy LC-39B
Landing Date: Jul 24, 1969 16:50 UTC
Present Location: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Washington (United States)
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