"When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the Moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man that Thou art mindful of him? [253] In July 2010, air-to-ground voice recordings and film footage shot in Mission Control during the Apollo 11 powered descent and landing was re-synchronized and released for the first time. A crowd watches as the Apollo 11 crew lands on the moon on giant video screens in Central Park, New York on July 20, 1969. Full shutdown of the first-stage engines occurred about 2 minutes and 42 seconds into the mission, followed by separation of the S-IC and ignition of the S-II engines. [132] The schedule for the mission called for the astronauts to follow the landing with a five-hour sleep period, but they chose to begin preparations for the EVA early, thinking they would be unable to sleep. When Columbia came back around to the near side of the Moon again, he was able to report that the problem had been resolved. [56], By the normal crew rotation in place during Apollo, Lovell, Mattingly, and Haise were scheduled to fly on Apollo 14 after backing up for Apollo 11.

Description: Lunar horizon from Tranquility Base, the Lunar Module (LM) landing site. Description: View of Moon limb with Earth on the horizon,Mare Smythii Region. Image was taken after separation of the LM and the Comma... more, The original database describes this as:
In July 2013, a conservator discovered a serial number under the rust on one of the engines raised from the Atlantic, which NASA confirmed was from Apollo 11. Some large rocks jutted out of the dust cloud, and Armstrong focused on them during his descent so he could determine the spacecraft's speed. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle. Apollo 11 Spacecraft. The fine soil was quite slippery. [3] There were several differences between Eagle and Apollo 10's LM-4 Snoopy; Eagle had a VHF radio antenna to facilitate communication with the astronauts during their EVA on the lunar surface; a lighter ascent engine; more thermal protection on the landing gear; and a package of scientific experiments known as the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP).

But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the Moon—if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. Image taken ... more, The original database describes this as: Description: View of the Earth terminator. The rice-sized particles were four small pieces of Moon soil weighing about 50 mg and were enveloped in a clear acrylic button about as big as a United States half dollar coin. To make room, most of Hornet's air wing was left behind in Long Beach. Armstrong acknowledged: "Out of detent. Description: View looking up the Lunar Module (LM) ladder as Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., the LM pilot, prepares to egress the module. The Apollo 11 lunar sample displays were given out as goodwill gifts by Nixon in 1970. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility on July 20.

Two of the E-1s were designated as "air boss" while the third acted as a communications relay aircraft. [133], Preparations for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk on the Moon began at 23:43. The Soviets publicly denied there was a race to the Moon, and indicated they were not making an attempt.

[153][154], They deployed the EASEP, which included a passive seismic experiment package used to measure moonquakes and a retroreflector array used for the lunar laser ranging experiment. Original film magazine was labeled N; Film typ... more, The original database describes this as: Image taken during transluner phase of the Apollo 11 Mission. [129] Duke mispronounced his reply as he expressed the relief at Mission Control: "Roger, Twan—Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. Image taken from the Command and Service Module (CSM) during the Apollo 11 mission while on a near circula... more, The original database describes this as: This is where Aldrin had a flash of ingenuity. All this is possible only through the blood, sweat, and tears of a number of people ... All you see is the three of us, but beneath the surface are thousands and thousands of others, and to all of those, I would like to say, "Thank you very much. [76] Five 0.5-pound (0.23 kg) PPKs were carried on Apollo 11: three (one for each astronaut) were stowed on Columbia before launch, and two on Eagle. [139] The signal was received at Goldstone in the United States, but with better fidelity by Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station near Canberra in Australia.
[123], Armstrong found a clear patch of ground and maneuvered the spacecraft towards it. A poem by Gil Scott-Heron called "Whitey on the Moon" illustrated the racial inequality in the United States that was highlighted by the Space Race.