Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong Practicing Moon Landing
Neil Armstrong Practicing Moon Landing
Ellington Air Force Base (Tex.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Armstrong, Neil, 1930-2012
At Ellington Air Force Base (originally called Ellington Field) in Houston, Texas, Mission Commander Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) practicing the moon landing with the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV). 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 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin (1930-) spent less than 22 hours on the Moon, including two and half hours outside Eagle, their Lunar Module. The crew, which also included Command Module Pilot Michael Collins (1930-), returned to Earth on July 24, 1969.
Original black and white photographic print, June 16, 1969: Space Walk of Fame Collection.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, June 16, 1969.
Is Part Of
Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
Ellington Air Force Base, Houston, Texas
"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