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Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned lunar landing. It was the fifth manned mission in the Apollo program.

Apollo 11: NASA
Launched: July 16, 1969 from Pad 39A
Returned: July 24, 1969
Crew members: Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot
Command module: Columbia
Lunar module: Eagle
Landed: July 20, 1969
Lunar landing site: 1.1 N, 23.8 E -- Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility)
On surface: 21.6 hours
Lunar EVA: 2.5 hours
Samples: 22 kg

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin during a walk near a leg of the Lunar Module.
July 20, 1969 (NASA)

Aldrin stands next to the PSEP, with Lunar Module in background (NASA)
That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind. ―Neil Armstrong

Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon, followed by Aldrin. Collins remained in orbit above the Moon.

Mission notes

The command module is displayed at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C The lunar module was jettisoned on 21 July, 1969. Impact site of the lunar module on the Moon is unknown.

See also: Apollo moon landing hoax accusations

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Preceded by :
Apollo 10
Apollo program Followed by :
Apollo 12