Must-know facts about Apollo 11
The Apollo 11 Mission – Must-know facts
- Launched: July 16, 1969 – 13:32:00 UT (09:32 a.m. EDT) Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A
- First manned lunar landing took place on July 24, 1969 at 12:50:35
- Crew: Neil Armstrong ,commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; Edwin Aldrin, lunar module pilot
- Present location of capsule: National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian Institution), Washington, DC.
- Astronaut Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first.
- The first EVA or spacewalk took approximately two and a quarter hours, after which the astronauts began preparations to reenter the LM.
- The ascent from the lunar surface began at 124:22 GET, 21 hours and 36 minutes after the lunar landing.
- The name of the Lunar Module was Eagle.
- The name of the Command and Service Module was Columbia.
- Landing site: Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility)
- Apollo 11 Mission report – NASA (pdf)