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Apollo 11

The mission plan of Apollo 11 was to land two men on the lunar surface and return them safely to Earth. The spacecraft carried a crew of three: Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., was launched by a Saturn V from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, and after three days until they entered lunar orbit. Collins was awaiting on Lunar orbit while the Eagle Lunar Module with Armstrong and Aldrin and has landed in Moon's Mare Tranquillitatis at 3:17 p.m. EST on July 20, 1969.

Immediately after landing on the Moon, Armstrong and Aldrin prepared the LM for liftoff as a contingency measure. Following the meal, the astronauts began preparations for the descent to the lunar surface. Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly on which the surface television camera was stowed, and the camera recorded humankind's first step on the Moon. A sample of lunar surface material was collected and stowed to assure that, if a contingency required an early end to the planned surface activities, samples of lunar surface material would be returned to Earth. Astronaut Aldrin subsequently descended to the lunar surface.

The astronauts collected lunar samples, deployed several experiments, and made photographs of the lunar surface. Two and a quarter hours later, the astronauts reentered the Lunar Module, after which the astronauts slept. The ascent from the lunar surface began 21 hours and 36 minutes after the lunar landing. In about four days, the Command Module entered Earth atmosphere and landed in the Pacific Ocean.
AS11-40-5903_alt - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image -  Astronaut Edwin Aldrin walks near the Lunar Module
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AS11-44-6581 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Module separation from the Command Module

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Lunar Module (LM). This image was taken during separation of the LM and the Command Module during Apollo 11 Mission. Blackness of space in backgrou... more

AS11-39-5805 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Shadow of Lunar Module on lunar surface

The original database describes this as: Description: Shadow of Lunar Module (LM) on lunar surface. Image taken from inside the LM after landing at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film ... more

AS11-37-5534 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Edwin Aldrin Jr. inside the Lunar Module after EVA

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Jr,Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot inside the Lunar Module (LM) as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of the Extravehicular... more

AS11-38-5566 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Crater 307 on horizon TO 19

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Moon, Crater 307, officially named Aitken, on horizon Target of Opportunity (TO) 19. TO 19 is a smooth mare area, patches of bulbous hills in crate... more

AS11-36-5291 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Spacecraft interior with astronaut Neil A. Armstrong looking at camera

The original database describes this as: Description: Spacecraft interior. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, looking at the camera from inside the Command and Service Module (CSM). Image is out... more

AS11-41-6136 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Farside terminator, not plotted

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Moon, Farside terminator,not plotted. This image is part of a west looking oblique sequence of images taken from the Command and Service Module (CS... more

AS11-36-5326 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth limb

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth limb. Image taken during transluner phase of the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled N; Film type: S0-368 Color; 80mm lens; Tilt mi... more

AS11-44-6632 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon limb and Lunar Module during ascent, Mare Smythii, Earth on horizon

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Moon limb,Lunar Module during ascent,Mare Smythii. Earth begins to appear on the horizon. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 Mission. Origina... more

AS11-44-6633 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon limb and Lunar Module during ascent, Mare Smythii, Earth on horizon

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Moon limb,Lunar Module during ascent,Mare Smythii. Earth begins to appear on the horizon. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 Mission. Origina... more

AS11-40-5942 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin carries experiments to deployment area

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Lunar Module (LM) pilot, carries the Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP) (left) and the Laser Ranging Retroreflector (LRR... more

AS11-36-5349 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth view over Central and North America

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth view over Central and North America. Image taken during the transluner phase of the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled N; Film typ... more

AS11-40-5951 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin sets up the PSEP

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin,Lunar Module (LM) pilot, adjusts the Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP). The Laser Ranging Retroreflector (LRRR),U.S. Fl... more

AS11-36-5385 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut operates camera inside the Lunar Module

The original database describes this as: Description: An Apollo 11 astronaut sets up the onboard television camera while inside the Lunar Module (LM) tunnel after LM hatch opening. Image taken during the tra... more

AS11-40-5946 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Astronaut Edwin Aldrin deploys the PSEP

The original database describes this as: Description: Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin,Lunar Module (LM) pilot, deploys the Passive Seismic Experiments Package (PSEP). The Laser Ranging Retroreflector (LRRR) is visi... more

AS11-44-6595 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Module separation from the Command Module

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Lunar Module (LM). This image was taken during separation of the LM and the Command Module during Apollo 11 Mission. Blackness of space in backgrou... more

AS11-44-6585 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Lunar Module separation from the Command Module

The original database describes this as: Description: View of Lunar Module (LM). This image was taken during separation of the LM and the Command Module during Apollo 11 Mission. Blackness of space in backgrou... more

AS11-36-5324 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Earth limb

The original database describes this as: Description: Earth limb. Image taken during transluner phase of the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled N; Film type: S0-368 Color; 80mm lens; Tilt mi... more

AS11-37-5552 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base, the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. LM thrusters visible in foreground. United States flag visible on lunar surface. ... more

AS11-44-6689 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Earth

The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Earth terminator. One third of Earth sphere illuminated,East Africa visible. Image was taken after the transearth insertion as the Apollo 11 cr... more

AS11-40-5885 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Lunar surface and horizon with U.S. Flag

The original database describes this as: Description: Lunar surface and horizon with U.S. Flag visible. Shadow in foreground. Image taken at Tranquility Base during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazin... more

Photograph of Astronaut Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. Posing on the Moon Next to the U.S. Flag

Photographs of the "Apollo Projects," Apollo 4 through Apollo/Soyuz

AS17-137-20990 - Apollo 17 - Apollo 17 Mission image - STA 4, SPL 4220, 4240, 4260

The original database describes this as: Description: A close-up view of the much-publicized orange soil which the Apollo 17 crew men found at Station 4 (Shorty Crater) during the second Apollo 17 Extravehicul... more

APOLLO 11 - EARTH AND LUNAR LANDER

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 9/2/1976 Keywords: 1976_03578.jpg c1976_03500s Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

APOLLO 11 - MOON SURFACE

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 9/2/1976 Keywords: c1976_03500s 1976_03579.jpg Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

AMERICAN AND SOVIET ASTRONAUTS - COLLINS - GEMINI 10 - APOLLO 11

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/27/1976 Photographer: COPY NEGATIVE Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

AMERICAN AND SOVIET ASTRONAUTS - ARMSTRONG - GEMINI 8 - APOLLO 11

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/27/1976 Photographer: COPY NEGATIVE Keywords: c1976_02400s 1976_02439.jpg Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

AMERICAN AND SOVIET ASTRONAUTS - ALDRIN - GEMINI 12 - APOLLO 11

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/27/1976 Photographer: COPY NEGATIVE Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

EARTH RISING BEHIND MOON - PHOTOGRAPHED DURING THE APOLLO 11 AND APOLLO 17 MISSIONS - EARTHRISE

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 3/14/1979 Photographer: COPY NEGATIVE Keywords: c1979_00900s 1979_00910.jpg Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

EARTH - PHOTOGRAPHED DURING THE APOLLO 11 AND APOLLO 17 MISSIONS

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 3/14/1979 Photographer: COPY NEGATIVE Keywords: 1979_00909.jpg c1979_00900s Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11 Tapes Interview

The original finding aid described this as: Description: DICK NASZIGER & STAN LEBAR WITH SLOW SCAN MACHINE AND ONE INCH MAGNETIC TAPES AT NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER Photographer: DEBBIE McCALLUM Date: ... more

Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind

ARC Identifier 7500 / Local Identifier 40.24. Department of Commerce. Office of Public Affairs. Audiovisual Division. (ca. 1990 - ca. 1996) Made possible by a donation from Shawn Masters