Apollo 11: The First Moon Landing On The Moon
The first moon landing was launched on july 16 1969 in order to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps on the moon were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 concurred their mission which was to perform a manned lunar landing and return safely to Earth. This paved the way for the Apollo lunar landing missions to follow.
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After 2 hours and 33 mins in Earth’s orbit the S-IVB engine accelerated the ship to the speed that would allow the spaceship to exit earth's …show more content…
At 101:36 GET, the spaceship descent engine was fired for 29 seconds, and the descent to the lunar surface began. Eagle landed on the Moon 102 hr, 45 min and 40 sec after launch.
Immediately after landing on the Moon, Armstrong and Aldrin prepared the spaceship for liftoff. Astronaut Armstrong jumped out from the spacecraft first. A sample of lunar surface material was collected and held.
The astronauts carried out the planned activities that included deployment of a Solar Wind Composition experiment, collection of a larger sample of lunar material, panoramic photographs of the region near the landing site and the lunar horizon, closeup photographs of in place lunar surface material, deployment of a Laser-Ranging Retroreflector and a Passive Seismic Experiment Package , and collection of two core-tube samples of the lunar surface.
Approximately two and a quarter hours after descending to the surface, the astronauts began preparations to re enter the spaceship, after the astronauts slept. The ascent from the lunar surface began at 124:22 GET, 21 hours and 36 minutes after the lunar landing. They entered the atmosphere of the Earth with a velocity of 36,194 feet per second and landed in the Pacific