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Symbol of the Apollo 11 Mission /1969
Symbol of the Apollo 11 Mission /1969
Symbol of the Apollo 11 Mission /1969
Mission Apollo 11 / First manned landing n on the Moon / 20th century

Symbol of the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned landing on the moon mission : on July 20,...
Neil Armstrong in an Gemini G-2C training suit / Photo, 1964
Apollo 11, Commander Neil A. Armstrong with his spacesuit / Photo, 3 July 1969
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission / Photo, July 1969
Official crew portrait of the Apollo 11 astronauts / Photo, 16 July 1969
Official crew portrait of the Apollo 11 astronauts / Photo, 16 July 1969
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Commander of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission / Photo, July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, Dr. Wernher von Braun pauses in front of the Saturn V / Photo, July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, simulation of deploying and using lunar tools / Photo, 22 April 1969
Apollo 11, preflight press conference / Photo, 5 July 1969
Apollo 11, Saturn V three-stage liquid-propellant super heavy-lift launch vehicle / Illustration, 1969
Apollo 11, Saturn V three-stage liquid-propellant super heavy-lift launch vehicle / Illustration, 1969
Apollo 11, Saturn V three-stage liquid-propellant super heavy-lift launch vehicle / Illustration, 1969
Apollo 11, aerial view of the Staturn V launch platform / Photo, 16 July 1969
Apollo 11 Commander Neil A. Armstrong waves to well-wishers before being transported to Launch Complex / Photo, 16 July 1969
Apollo 11 crewmen wave to well-wishers before being transported to Launch Complex / Photo, 16 July 1969
Crew of the Apollo 11 arrives atop Pad A during prelaunch countdown / Photo, 13 July 1969
Vice President Spiro Agnew and Former President Lyndon Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11 from the Kennedy Space Center / Photo, 16 July 1969
Launch of the Saturn V vehicule (Apollo 11 mission) / Photo, 16 July 1969
Launch of the Saturn V vehicule (Apollo 11 mission) / Photo, 16 July 1969
Launch of the Saturn V vehicule (Apollo 11 mission) / Photo, 16 July 1969
Launch of the Saturn V vehicule (Apollo 11 mission) / Photo, 16 July 1969
Launch of the Saturn V vehicule (Apollo 11 mission) / Photo, 16 July 1969
View of Earth from the Apollo 11 spacecraft / Photo, 16 July 1969
View of Earth from the Apollo 11 spacecraft / Photo, 16 July 1969
US astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. in the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
View of Earth from the Apollo 11 spacecraft / Photo, 16 July 1969
View of Earth from the Apollo 11 spacecraft / Photo, 16 July 1969
US astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. in the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
US astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. in the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
View of Earth from the Apollo 11 spacecraft / Photo, 16 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, Moon surface viewed from the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, Moon surface viewed from the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, Moon surface viewed from the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, the Lunar Module making its descent to the lunar surface / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, the Lunar Module making its descent to the lunar surface / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, the Lunar Module making its descent to the lunar surface / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, the Lunar Module making its descent to the lunar surface / Photo, 20 July 1969
Artist concept depicting the Apollo 11 Lunar Module descending to the surface of the moon / July 1969
Artist concept depicting the Apollo 11 Lunar Module descending to the surface of the moon / July 1969
Apollo 11, Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong inside the Lunar Module / Photo, 20 July 1969
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong descends the ladder of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module / Photo 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 mission, Astronaut Edwin Aldrin descends steps of Lunar Module ladder to walk on moon / Photo, 20 July 1969
Edwin Aldrin walking on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, Close-up view of Neil Armstrong footprint in lunar soil / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 Mission, Close-up view of Neil Armstrong footprint in lunar soil / Photo, 21 July 1969
Astronaut Aldrin takes his first step onto the surface of the Moon / Photo, July 1969
Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin making their first steps on the Moon / Photo, 21 July 1969
Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin making their first steps on the Moon / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11, Interior view of the Mission Operations Control Room in Kennedy Space Center / Photo, 20 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the lunar surface / Photo, 21 July 1969
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1969 - 2019 : 50 years since the First Manned Landing on the Moon
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.

Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16 at 13:32 UTC, and was the fifth crewed mission of NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that returned to Earth; a service module, which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module that had two stages – a descent stage for landing on the Moon, and an ascent stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit.

After being sent to the Moon by the Saturn V's third stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquillity. The astronauts used Eagle's ascent stage to lift off from the lunar surface and rejoin Collins in the command module. They jettisoned Eagle before they performed the maneuvers that blasted them out of lunar orbit on a trajectory back to Earth. They returned to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 after more than eight days in space.

Armstrong's first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience. He described the event as "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth