Apollo 11 Lunar Mission


Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight to land humans on the moon.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first to step foot on the moon while Michael Collins piloted the spacecraft. They launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Merritt Island, Florida on 16th July 1969. They landed on the moon on 20th July and walked outside on the 21st. Returning home they landed in the Pacific Ocean on 24th July. 

After circling the moon twice in the spacecraft called Columbia, Neil and Buzz entered into a smaller module called the Eagle, disconnecting and landing onto the lunar surface, reporting that the Eagle has landed. The following day Neil set foot on the moon:-

One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind.

It is thought 600 million people watched the landing making it the worlds largest TV audience in history.

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