March 24, 1969 – NASA announces crew selection for Apollo 11

On March 24, 1969 NASA announced its selection for the crew to fly Apollo 11 to the Moon, launching in less than four months, on July 16, 1969. It carried Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Jr.

Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

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L/R: Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin
Image credit: NASA

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~ by tellinghistory on March 24, 2007.

One Response to “March 24, 1969 – NASA announces crew selection for Apollo 11”

  1. You’ve got your Apollo missions mixed up. NASA announced the names of the Apollo 11 crew on January 9, 1969. Your date of March 24 is when they announced the Apollo 10 mission:
    http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4009/v4p3c.htm

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