Departure of Apollo 11 From Earth

First lunar landing mission

Departure of Apollo 11 From Earth

Apollo 11 was the first U.S. lunar landing spaceflight with humans. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle. The departure date was July 16 1969 at 9:32 a.m. EDT. After travelling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered into a lunar orbit on July 19. Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface on July 20; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They took photographs of the terrain, planted a U.S. flag, ran a few simple scientific tests. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base.

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