In a few days, it will be the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
On july 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong blasted towards the moon thanks to the NASA Apollo 11 mission.
The spaceship’s launch mass was 100,756 pounds and it’s landing mass was 10,873 pounds. Six days after the takeoff, the first person to ever land on the moon took his first step on July 21st at 2:56:15 UTC. His name was Neil Armstrong. Buzz Aldrin followed 19 minutes later and was the second ever person to step on the lunar surface!
They came back on July 24, 1969 after a successful lunar landing mission in the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle.
The mission had a total crew of three, including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
The mission’s callsign was CSM:Columbia and LM: Eagle. The Saturn V SA-506 rocket took off from the Kennedy space center LC-39A.