Top ten things to know about the Apollo 11 mission

The Apollo 11 Mission – Must-know facts

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

~ by tellinghistory on July 19, 2009.

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