Apollo 11 - Spaceflight Landed First Humans in Moon

by   SJRANJAN

Apollo 11Apollo 11 is the spaceflight by which Neil Armstrong and Aldrin reach Moon on July 20, 1969.

Launch

Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on July 16, 1969.

It was launched with 3 astronauts...


1) Armstrong - Commander
2) Aldrin - Lunar Module Pilot
3) Michael Collins - Command Module Pilot

Landing on Moon

The Apollo spacecraft had Lunar modules, by which a crew of two men can land into moon surface from orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on moon by Eagle, the Lunar Module which spent about 21Hrs and 30 Minutes on Lunar Surface. Later six such crafts successfully landed on the Moon between the year 1969 and 1972.

Back to Earth

The three astronauts came back to earth on July 24. They took lunar rocks with them. They landed in Pacific Ocean.

Kennedy's Goal

American president John F.Kennedy expressed once "America will be the first country to land human in moon and return him safely back to earth" on 1961 when Soviet Union sends human out to space successfully earlier. His will was fulfilled by Apollo 11.
 

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