The first step of Apollo 11 occurred on July 16, 1969 at 9:32 am EDT as the massive Saturn V rocket hurled astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins high above the Florida coast on its way to the Moon. Notice the supersonic shockwave forming around the rocket as it breaks the speed of sound. Image credit: NASA


  • Title: Apollo 11 Liftoff
  • Creator: NASA
  • Date Created: 1969-07-16
  • Location: Frontiers of Flight Museum
  • Location Created: Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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