Apollo 11 Crew Entering the Capsule for Testing

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Title

Apollo 11 Crew Entering the Capsule for Testing

Alternative Title

Apollo 11 Crew in Capsule for Testing

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Astronauts--United States
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012
Collins, Michael, 1930-
Aldrin, Buzz
Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Jr.
Wendt, Günter

Description

A test of Apollo 11, with its crew and support workers, in the days leading up to launch. Photographed in the White Room on Launch Pad 39A from left to right are an unidentified support worker, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins (1930-), Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin (1930-), Mission Commander Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), Spacecraft Preparation Head Günter F. Wendt (1923-2010), and another unidentified worker. Apollo 11 was the first space mission where humans set foot on another celestial body, the Moon. Launched from Launch Pad 39A at John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 fired the third stage engines two and half hours after launch to leave Earth's gravitational pull. The mission was highlighted by the first lunar landing by human beings and Armstrong's descent from the Lunar Module (LM) to place his foot on the surface of the Moon. He and Aldrin spent less than 22 hours on the Moon, including two and half hours outside Eagle, their Lunar Module. The crew, which also included Collins, returned to Earth on July 24, 1969.

Source

Original color photographic print, July 3, 1969: Leonard Pugh Collection.

Date Created

1969-07-03

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print, July 3, 1969.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

117 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Leonard Pugh and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"APOLLO 11 (AS-506)." National Air and Space Museum. Accessed July 10, 2015. http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program/landing-missions/apollo11.cfm.

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1 color photographic print

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