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APOLLO XI - LAUNCH

1969-07-16

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

S69-39527 (16 July 1969) --- The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 11 (Spacecraft 107/ Lunar Module 5/Saturn 506) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), July 16, 1969. Aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 is the United States' first lunar landing mission. While Armstrong and Aldrin descend in the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Collins will remain with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar orbit.

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  • Title: APOLLO XI - LAUNCH
  • Date Created: 1969-07-16
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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