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Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the USS Hornet

Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the USS Hornet

Apollo 11 start rocket launch.

Apollo 11 start rocket launch.

Neil A. Armstrong

Neil A. Armstrong

View of approach to Apollo Landing Site 2 in southwestern Sea of Tranquility

View of approach to Apollo Landing Site 2 in southwestern Sea of Tranquility

View form Lunar Module of surface of the moon near where LM touched down

View form Lunar Module of surface of the moon near where LM touched down

Commemorative plaque, attached to the leg of the Lunar Module (LM), Eagle - Saturn Apollo Program

Commemorative plaque, attached to the leg of the Lunar Module (LM), Eagle - Saturn Apollo Program

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 16, 1969. Boosted by the Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission with a crew of three: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, made the first manned lunar landing. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun. n/a

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 16, 1969. Boosted by the Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission with a crew of three: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, made the first manned lunar landing. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun. n/a

Photograph of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during Geological Training in the Quitman Mountain Area

Photograph of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during Geological Training in the Quitman Mountain Area

Star Chart from Apollo 11

Star Chart from Apollo 11

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins

Apollo 11 crew members (L-R) Edwin Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins

Apollo 11 crew members (L-R) Edwin Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins

Apollo 11 Crew Conduct Checks in the Command Module

Apollo 11 Crew Conduct Checks in the Command Module

Apollo 11 Launch Spectators

Apollo 11 Launch Spectators

President Nixon and Dr. Paine Wait to Meet Apollo 11 Astronauts

President Nixon and Dr. Paine Wait to Meet Apollo 11 Astronauts

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Aldrin Next to Solar Wind Experiment

Aldrin Next to Solar Wind Experiment

Aldrin Looks Back at Tranquility Base

Aldrin Looks Back at Tranquility Base

Neil Armstrong On The Moon

Neil Armstrong On The Moon

Apollo 11 Astronauts and Apollo/Saturn V Space Vehicle

Apollo 11 Astronauts and Apollo/Saturn V Space Vehicle

Apollo Director Phillips Monitors Apollo 11 Pre-Launch Activities

Apollo Director Phillips Monitors Apollo 11 Pre-Launch Activities

Spiro Agnew and Lyndon Johnson Watch the Apollo 11 Liftoff

Spiro Agnew and Lyndon Johnson Watch the Apollo 11 Liftoff

Apollo 11 Launched Via Saturn V Rocket

Apollo 11 Launched Via Saturn V Rocket

Apollo 11 Crew During Training Exercise

Apollo 11 Crew During Training Exercise

Apollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11 Bootprint

Apollo 11 Launch Spectators

Apollo 11 Launch Spectators

Dr. George Mueller Follows the Progress of the Apollo 11 Mission

Dr. George Mueller Follows the Progress of the Apollo 11 Mission

Gold Olive Branch Left on the Moon by Neil Armstrong

Gold Olive Branch Left on the Moon by Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong On The Moon

Neil Armstrong On The Moon

Beginning the Mission

Beginning the Mission

Apollo 11 Mission Official Relax After Apollo 11 Liftoff

Apollo 11 Mission Official Relax After Apollo 11 Liftoff

Apollo 11 Recovery Area

Apollo 11 Recovery Area

Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Rollout

Apollo 11 Lunar Mission Rollout

Thousands of News Reporters Watch Apollo 11 Lift Off

Thousands of News Reporters Watch Apollo 11 Lift Off

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 mission

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 mission

Apollo 11 Celebration at Mission Control

Apollo 11 Celebration at Mission Control

Moon landing apollo 11 nasa, science technology.

Moon landing apollo 11 nasa, science technology.

Chicago Welcomes the Apollo 11 Astronauts

Chicago Welcomes the Apollo 11 Astronauts

Apollo 11: East Crater Panorama

Apollo 11: East Crater Panorama

Mission Control Celebrates After Conclusion of Apollo 11

Mission Control Celebrates After Conclusion of Apollo 11

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

Moonwalk One, ca. 1970

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11 Welcome

Apollo 11 Welcome

Apollo 11 Preparations

Apollo 11 Preparations

Nixon Telephones Armstrong on the Moon

Nixon Telephones Armstrong on the Moon

Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Prepares for Weightless Conditions

Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Prepares for Weightless Conditions

Interior view of Mobile Quarantine Facility with Apollo 11 crewmembers

Interior view of Mobile Quarantine Facility with Apollo 11 crewmembers

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11: Catching Some Sun

Apollo 11: Catching Some Sun

Apollo 11: Onto a New World

Apollo 11: Onto a New World

Apollo 11 Liftoff Spectators

Apollo 11 Liftoff Spectators

Apollo 11 Astronauts Visiting the Pope

Apollo 11 Astronauts Visiting the Pope

Apollo 11 LM Interior

Apollo 11 LM Interior

Apollo 11 Crew in Raft before Recovery

Apollo 11 Crew in Raft before Recovery

Early moments of the Apollo 11 launch

Early moments of the Apollo 11 launch

Apollo 11 Launch

Apollo 11 Launch

Aerial View of Apollo 11 Saturn V on Transporter

Aerial View of Apollo 11 Saturn V on Transporter

Eagle In Lunar Orbit

Eagle In Lunar Orbit

President Nixon visits Apollo 11 crew in quarantine

President Nixon visits Apollo 11 crew in quarantine

Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module

Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage photographed from Command Module

Splashdown Celebration

Splashdown Celebration

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Apollo 11 Launched Via the Saturn V Rocket-High Angle View

Apollo 11 Launched Via the Saturn V Rocket-High Angle View

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

Personnel within the Launch Control Center watch the Apollo 11 liftoff

Personnel within the Launch Control Center watch the Apollo 11 liftoff

Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. Flag on the Moon

Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. Flag on the Moon

Apollo 11 Mission Image - View of Moon limb and Lunar Module during ascent, Mare Smythii, Earth on horizon

Apollo 11 Mission Image - View of Moon limb and Lunar Module during ascent, Mare Smythii, Earth on horizon

Portrait of Apollo 11 crewmembers

Portrait of Apollo 11 crewmembers

Apollo 11 Astronauts Swarmed by Thousands In Mexico City Parade.

Apollo 11 Astronauts Swarmed by Thousands In Mexico City Parade.

President Nixon Meets the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the Lawn of the White House

President Nixon Meets the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the Lawn of the White House

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 crewmembers participates in simulation of moon's surface

Apollo 11 crewmembers participates in simulation of moon's surface

Astronaut Neil Armstrong during thermovacuum training

Astronaut Neil Armstrong during thermovacuum training

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 10 and 11 crews photographed during Apollo 10 debriefing

Apollo 10 and 11 crews photographed during Apollo 10 debriefing

Apollo 10 and 11 crews photographed during Apollo 10 debriefing

Apollo 10 and 11 crews photographed during Apollo 10 debriefing

AS11-44-6546 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of moon limb, Crater 201 complex, TO 53

AS11-44-6546 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of moon limb, Crater 201 complex, TO 53

AS11-41-6032 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Smyth's Sea/Crater Schubert

AS11-41-6032 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Smyth's Sea/Crater Schubert

AS11-41-6063 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Mare Fecunditatis and TO 67

AS11-41-6063 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Mare Fecunditatis and TO 67

AS11-38-5568 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, lunar farside

AS11-38-5568 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, lunar farside

AS11-39-chart - Apollo 11

AS11-39-chart - Apollo 11

AS11-38-5562 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, southern portion of Crater 308

AS11-38-5562 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, southern portion of Crater 308

AS11-43-6394 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Moon, Crater 229 area

AS11-43-6394 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Moon, Crater 229 area

AS11-42-6199 - Apollo 11

AS11-42-6199 - Apollo 11

AS11-42-6204 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Area east of Foaming Sea

AS11-42-6204 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Area east of Foaming Sea

AS11-44-6652 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon limb, Mare Smythii, Earth over horizon

AS11-44-6652 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon limb, Mare Smythii, Earth over horizon

AS11-41-6004 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Craters 199 and 270

AS11-41-6004 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon, Craters 199 and 270

AS11-38-5647 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Partial view of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5647 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Partial view of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5636 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Partial view of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5636 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Partial view of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5660 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5660 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - View of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5653 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Partial view of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-38-5653 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Partial view of Moon after Transearth Insertion

AS11-43-6471 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Moon, Smyth's Sea

AS11-43-6471 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Moon, Smyth's Sea

AS11-42-6301 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Secchi K

AS11-42-6301 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - Secchi K

AS11-42-6243 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - farside terminator

AS11-42-6243 - Apollo 11 - Apollo 11 Mission image - farside terminator