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Apollo’s Historic Lunar Landing

The Apollo Command/Service Module 'Columbia', viewed from 'Eagle', stationed over the moon’s surface during the Apollo 11 mission, 20th July 1969. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Apollo 11 Lunar Landing - iNFOGRAPHiCs MANiA

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing - iNFOGRAPHiCs MANiA

Fresh on IGM > Apollo 11 Lunar Landing: Its been more than 40 years since man walked on the moon. Learn some details for the crew, the flight and the landing phase of the Apollo 11 lunar expedition. >

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space mission patches | NASA Apollo 11 Embroidered 4" Mission Patch - Yellow Border

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Remembering Apollo 11

Lift-off of the Saturn V rocket, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, along with 6,700,000 pounds (3,039,000 kg) of fuel and equipment into the Florida sky, bound for the Moon, on July 16th, 1969. (NASA)

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The Apollo 11 mission's computers were less powerful than today's mobile phones By Brian Burke on July 15, "It's absolutely amazing that the computers used to guide the Apollo 11 mission to the moon were no more powerful than a pocket calculator or a mobile phone."

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Nasa Apollo 11: First footprint on the Moon, Neil Armstrong by Edwin Aldrin (July 20,1969) _

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In this image, the Apollo 11 lunar lander [the descent stage] and its shadow can be seen in a view from NASA's new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is scouting the moon for new landing sites for future astronauts.

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Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

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