Celebrating the 47th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing
Forty-seven years ago today, the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon and made history. As Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, he spoke the now famous words “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.”
The Apollo 11 crew consisted of Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin Jr. While Armstrong and Aldrin spent roughly two hours outside of the spacecraft, Collins, the third crew member, piloted the Command Module Columbia alone in lunar orbit.
Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program that was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida on July 16th, 1969.