Apollo 11

The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, This pin had been intended to be flown on that mission and given to Slayton afterwards, but following the disastrous launch pad fire and subsequent funerals, the widows gave the pin to Slayton.

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Throughout the descent, Aldrin called out navigation data to Armstrong, who was busy piloting Eagle. Because the astronauts had their spacesuits on and the spacecraft was so small, maneuvering to exit the spacecraft was difficult.

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Image credit: Paul E. The package also held additional scientific instruments and equipment for sample collection on the surface. The Saturn V was a type of extremely powerful rocket known as a heavy lift vehicle, and with a liftoff thrust of 7.

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So, inKennedy decided to take charge and proposed to Congress the goal of "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth" by the end of the decade.

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