The Apollo 11 crew, from left: Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. On…Read More »
July 20th 1969 at 4:18 PM, EDT the Lunar Module "Eagle" landed in a region of the moon called the Mare Tranquillitatis, also known as the Sea of Tranquility. Less «
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Apollo 11 Crew Walks to Launch Pad
The Apollo 11 crew leaves Kennedy Space Center's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the pre-launch countdown. Mission commander Neil Armstrong,…Read More »
command module pilot Michael Collins, and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin prepare to ride the special transport van to Launch Complex 39A where their spacecraft awaited them. Liftoff occurred at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969. Less «
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Apollo 11 Launch
The Apollo 11 mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on July 16, 1969, bearing the first humans to walk on the moon.
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Placing the Flag on the Moon
The deployment of the flag of the United States on the surface of the moon is captured on film during the first Apollo 11 lunar landing mission.
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Apollo 11 Liftoff and Flag
A Saturn V rocket launches the Apollo 11 crew on the first moon landing mission on July 16, 1969 in this image framed by an American flag. Four days later,…Read More »
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon while crewmate Michael Collins orbited above. Less «
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Apollo 11 Launch
The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit on July 16, 1969, bearing astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.…Read More »
Armstrong and Aldrin would make history as the first men on the moon. Less «
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Aldrin Inside Lunar Module
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a snapshot while inside the Lunar Module in this July 1969 NASA image. Aldrin and astronaut Neil Armstrong were…Read More »
the first humans to land and walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Less «
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Michael Collins Before Boarding Apollo 11 Mission
Clad in his spacesuit, Command Module (CM) pilot Michael Collins does a final check of his communications system before the boarding of the Apollo 11 mission on July 16, 1969.
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Tranquility Base with Lunar Lander
Tranquility Base, the Apollo 11 mission's Eagle lunar lander touchdown site as seen in July 1969.
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Aldrin Outside Lunar Lander
Sunlight and shadows are cast on the Apollo 11 lunar lander Eagle and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin in this image by mission commander Neil Armstrong…Read More »
during the first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Less «
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Buzz Aldrin Walks on the Moon in 1969
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the moon in July 1969 in this photo snapped by Neil Armstrong.
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, is beside the U.S. flag during an Apollo 11 moon walk. The…Read More »
Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the moon. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this picture with a 70mm Hasselblad lunar surface camera. Less «
Apollo 11 Mission Officials After Apollo 11 Liftoff
Apollo 11 mission officials relax in the Launch Control Center following the successful Apollo 11 liftoff on July 16, 1969. Second from left (with binoculars)…Read More »
stands Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center. Less «
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Dr. Wernher von Braun Following Apollo 11 Launch
Credit: NASA/Kennedy Space Center
Dr. Wernher von Braun, director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, relaxes after the successful launch of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil…Read More »
A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin Jr. Their historic lunar landing mission began at 9:32 a.m. EDT, July 16, 1969, when an Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle lifted off from the spaceport's Launch Complex 39A. Less «
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Apollo 11 Mission Polaroid Image
Credit: Image Courtesy: Bill Wood
Slow-scan Polaroid taken at Goldstone tracking station reveals far more detail than publicly broadcast TV during Apollo 11 moonwalk. Search is underway…Read More »
to locate old Apollo tapes and freshen them up with new digital technologies. Less «
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Neil Armstrong on the Moon
Apollo 11 astronauts trained on Earth to take individual photographs in succession in order to create a series of frames that could be assembled into panoramic…Read More »
images. This frame from Aldrin's panorama of the Apollo 11 landing site is the only good picture of mission commander Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Less «
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Nixon Welcomes Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11 Crew
President Richard M. Nixon was in the central Pacific recovery area to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard the USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for…Read More »
the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Already confined to the Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) are (left to right) Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 splashed down at 11:49 a.m. (CDT), July 24, 1969, about 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii and only 12 nautical miles from the USS Hornet. Less «
Stowed aboard Discovery during the STS-119 launch on March 15, 2009, the moon rock inside its case was in turn packaged inside a padded container labeled "Apollo 11 sample".
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Apollo Moon Rock Gets New Lunar Mission
A moon rock brought to Earth by Apollo 11, humans' first landing on the moon in July 1969, is shown as it floats aboard the International Space Station.…Read More »
Part of Earth can be seen through the window. The 3.6 billion year-old lunar sample was flown to the station in honor of the July 2009 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing. It was returned on shuttle mission STS-128 to be publicly displayed. Less «
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Space Congressional Gold Medals for Apollo 11 Astronauts
Credit: NASA/Stephanie Schierholz
Enlargements of the New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal being on display in the Capitol Rotunda. The smaller, actual-size medals were awarded to astronauts…Read More »
Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and John Glenn on Nov. 16, 2011. Less «
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Neil Armstrong Statue
Credit: Purdue University
A statue of a young Neil Armstrong sits outside the engineering building that bears his name at Purdue University.
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Neil Armstrong in Lunar Module Shadow
This photo from the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, shows astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, mission commander standing on the moon, July 20, 2012. Armstrong…Read More »
was using a clothesline device to transport a contingency lunar sample into the Lunar Module (LM), nicknamed "Eagle," on the surface of the moon. Astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. was in the Eagle to receive the sample. Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, passed away on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82. Less «
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Apollo 11 American Flag Patch
This American flag patch is from the left arm on Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 suit. This image was taken in April 2006 at the National Air and Space Museum's Garber Facility in Suitland, MD.
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Buzz Aldrin Steps Out
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, egresses the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" and begins to descend the steps of the LM ladder as he prepares to walk on the moon.
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Armstrong and Aldrin in Lunar Module
Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong (left), commander, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, are seen standing by the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" ladder…Read More »
in this black and white reproduction taken from a telecast by the Apollo 11 lunar surface television camera during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). Less «
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Apollo 11 Astronauts Greet Officials
Astronauts Michael Collins (left) and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., are greeted by Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, director, Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), and others upon their release from quarantine.
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Apollo 11 Module Recovery Mission
The Apollo 11 crewmen, wearing biological isolation garments, arrive aboard the USS Hornet during recovery operations in the central Pacific.
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Neil Armstrong Greets His Son
Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 flight, greets his son Mark, on telephone intercom system, while his wife Jan and another son Eric look on.
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Apollo 11 Crew Prepare to Dine
The crewmen of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission stand in the serving line as they prepare to dine in the Crew Reception Area of the Lunar Receiving…Read More »
Laboratory, Building 37, Manned Spacecraft Center. Less «
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Apollo 11 Crew Post-Flight Debrieing
The crewmen of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission go through their post flight debriefing session on Sunday, July 27, 1969.
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Apollo 11 Flight Controllers Celebrate
Overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC), Building 30, Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), showing the…Read More »
flight controllers celebrating the successful conclusion of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Less «
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Apollo 11 Preflight Press Conference
The three prime crewmen of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission participate in a preflight press conference in the Building 1 auditorium on July 5, 1969.
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Apollo 11 Officials Celebrate
A group of NASA and Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) officials join in with the flight controllers in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission…Read More »
Control Center (MCC), Building 30, in celebrating the successful conclusion of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. Less «
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Ticker Tape Parade for Apollo 11 Crew
New York City welcomes Apollo 11 crewmen in a showering of ticker tape down Broadway and Park Avenue in a parade termed as the largest in the city's history.
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Buzz Aldrin Inside the Lunar Module
Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Apollo 11 lunar module pilot, performs for his Earth-bound television audience, in this color reproduction taken from a…Read More »
TV transmission, from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its trans-Earth journey home from the moon. Less «
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Spacecraft Communicators for Apollo 11 Mission
Spacecraft communicators are pictured as they keep in contact with the Apollo 11 astronauts during their lunar landing mission on July 20, 1969.
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View of the Mission Operations Control Room for Apollo 11
Interior view of the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC) during the Apollo 11 lunar extravehicular activity (EVA).