The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, the moon landing mission..


On July 20, 1969, was the day when Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle at 20:17 UTC. This was marked by the spaceflight, Apollo 11,  that first landed humans on the Moon. Today, on July 20, 2019, is the 50th anniversary of this successful moon landing mission.


Three members, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" E Aldrin Jr., were the part of this spaceflight. Among them, Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Aldrin became the second person to land onto the lunar surface, who joined Neil 19 minutes later. Michael Collins was the Command module pilot, who flew the command module Columbia spacecraft alone in lunar orbit and did not step onto the lunar surface.

Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours 31 minutes on the lunar surface. The place where they landed, was named 'Tranquility Base' by them. In their return journey to Earth, they collected 21.5 kg of lunar material.

The mission was witnessed by the people worldwide through live broadcast. Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16 at 13:32 UTC. The mission was of more than eight days and they return to the Earth surface on July 24, 1969.

The 50th Anniversary of this mission is being celebrated by Google with a Doodle video on Friday. The Doodle video is in the voice of Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, who remained in the spacecraft during the mission.

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