Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First Man on the Moon Landing

 “The Eagle has landed” (Neil Armstrong) July 20, 1969 at 4:18 p.m. EDT, The Lunar Module (Eagle) touched down on the moon at the Sea of tranquility.

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” (Neil Armstrong)

The Apollo 11 mission was to land men on the surface of the moon and then to return to Earth. The crew on Apollo 11 consisted of Neil A. Armstrong (commander), Michael Collins (command module pilot), Edwin (Buzz) E. Aldrin Jr. (lunar module pilot). These are perhaps the most famous men to have ever been in space. This was absolutely a great time in history. A lunar module camera provided live television coverage of this monumental event. Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon at 10:56 p.m. EDT. Aldrin, being the second man to ever step foot on the moon set foot on the moons surface at 11:16 pl. EDT.

The purpose of the Apollo 11 mission was to land men on the lunar surface and to return them safely to Earth. The mission was successfully accomplished.

To see pictures and more info on this initial lunar landing mission look HERE at the site below.

To see NASA’s partially restored video clips from this monumental mission click HERE


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