Apollo 11 launch: 16th July 1969 – At 9:32am ET, the Apollo 11 launch occurred sending three astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins on a trajectory to the Moon from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Today 16th July, 2019, is the Apollo 50th anniversary.
Apollo 11 launch: 16th July 1969:
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — which occurred 50 years ago Saturday. on July 20, Armstrong would spend just slightly more than 151 minutes walking around on the Moon’s surface, with Aldrin clocking in at 40 minutes less.
More than 400,000 people worked for the extraordinarily hectic move tirelessly to put three astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into space on a hot Florida day on July 16, 1969
“In the past, we used to enjoy this dinner very much,” said Walter “Wally” Schirra, one of NASA’s original Mercury Seven astronauts, said “We brought some of our close friends in to dine with us… If they had confidence, then we, in turn, would have our own come up a little bit more.”
On Sept. 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous speech to a large crowd at Rice Stadium in which he decreed: “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
“The tension in Mission Control was higher than in the spacecraft. We had communication problems and we had a computer problem that really got everyone’s attention. Fortunately, the problem was diagnosed and we continued down.” — Charlie Duke, Apollo 16 astronaut and the capsule communicator (CAPCOM) for Apollo 11.
NASA wrote “Your strongest memory of Apollo 11? “Looking back at Earth from a great distance.” — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins.
Collins, the command module pilot, remained aboard the spacecraft in orbit around the Moon, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended in the lunar module “Eagle” to the surface on July 20, 1969.
This historic Apollo 11 image was taken by the astronauts from lunar orbit. It’s featured in the @ngadc “A Century of Lunar Photographs” exhibit, part of celebrations nationwide this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.”
“To the Moon – Then and Now Fifty years ago, humans walked on the #Moon for the first time. Now, we’re getting ready to go back – this time, to stay. “
Celebrate Apollo 11 launch’s 50th Anniversary:
At 9:32am ET, the #Apollo11 launch occurred sending three astronauts on a trajectory to the Moon. As we celebrate our #Apollo50th anniversary, learn more about this mission: https://t.co/LYmABrlzYe pic.twitter.com/Tg40MhzPhs
— NASA (@NASA) July 16, 2019
— NASA Glenn Research (@NASAglenn) July 16, 2019
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) July 16, 2019
As the first after the summer solstice, tonight’s full Moon is called Buck Moon or ⛈️THUNDER⛈️ Moon. Below the equator, it’s the Ice Moon. And this full Moon is extra special because 50 years ago #OTD #Apollo11 launched! So y’all better be celebrating 🎉😉 https://t.co/ou8n9BeYyw pic.twitter.com/HDP3yYjf7D
— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) July 16, 2019
🙌 After 13 years off display, Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit is back on view at Air and Space, just in time for the 50th anniversary of #Apollo11! It recently underwent a multi-year conservation, thanks to the support of Kickstarter backers: https://t.co/ztoYFUSNfB #Apollo50 pic.twitter.com/NoQq1mMlzw
— National Air and Space Museum (@airandspace) July 16, 2019
3, 2, 1 – Blast off!👨🚀🌙🚀#OTD 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin left the planet to serve as the prime crew of the historic #Apollo11 lunar landing mission. #Apollo50th pic.twitter.com/VseD3LtnyK
— NASA Astronauts (@NASA_Astronauts) July 16, 2019
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) July 16, 2019
Apollo 11 What We Saw Podcast:
NASA: “Original Mission Video as aired in July 1969 depicting the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. The Apollo 11 (EVA) began at 10:39:33 p.m. EDT on July 20, 1969 when Astronaut Neil Armstrong emerged from the spacecraft first. While descending, he released the Modularized Equipment Stowage Assembly on the Lunar Module’s descent stage. A camera on this module provided live television coverage of man’s first step on the Moon. On this, their one and only EVA, the astronauts had a great deal to do in a short time. During this first visit to the Moon, the astronauts remained within about 100 meters of the lunar module, collected about 47 pounds of samples, and deployed four experiments. After spending approximately 2 hours and 31 minutes on the surface, the astronauts ended the EVA at 1:11:13 a.m. EDT on July 21.”
Apollo 11 – Day 1 (Full Mission) Video.
16th July 1969 – The countdown, launch, earth orbital phase, followed by the TLI and docking with the lunar module, ejection of the S4B and a TV broadcast.
This video will cover all of these events with air to ground/Flight Director Loops and onbioard crew tape audio with available film and photographs taken by the crew. The video starts with the crew having breakfast and ends at a GET of 14h 26m.