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19/07/1969 Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit

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Apollo 11 in Lunar Orbit 19-Jul-1969

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Assorted Apollo 11 Moon Footage

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the 1st 2 people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle in July 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the 1st person to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours after landing, Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later.
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    • Essentials 

    • Fun facts  

    • Background 

    • Prime crew 

    • Backup crew 

    • Support crew 

    • Capsule communicators 

    • Insignia 

    • Call signs 

    • Mementos 

    • Site selection 

    • First-step decision 

    • Pre-launch 

    • Launch and flight to lunar orbit 

    • Lunar descent 

    • Landing 

    • Lunar surface operations 

    • Lunar ascent 

    • ''Columbia'' in lunar orbit 

    • Return 

    • Splashdown and quarantine 

    • Celebrations 

    • Cultural significance 

    • Spacecraft 

    • Moon rocks 

    • Experiment results 

    • LM memorabilia 

    • 40th anniversary 

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    • Films and documentaries 

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