Apollo 11
Mission insignia
Mission statistics
Command Module CM-107
callsign Columbia
mass 30,320 kg
Service Module SM-107
Lunar Module LM-5
callsign Eagle
mass 16,448 kg
Crew size 3
Booster Saturn V SA-506
Launch pad LC 39A
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, USA
Launch date July 16, 1969 
13:32:00 UTC
Lunar landing July 20, 1969   20:17:40 UTC
Sea of Tranquility
0°40′26.69″N 23°28′22.69″E / 0.6740806°N 23.4729694°E / 0.6740806; 23.4729694
Lunar EVA duration 2 h 36 m 40 s
Lunar surface time 21 h 31 m 20 s
Lunar sample mass 21.55 kg
Number of lunar orbits 30
Total CSM time in lunar orbit 59 h 30 m 25.79 s
Landing July 24, 1969
16:50:35 UTC
13°19′N 169°9′W / 13.317°N 169.15°W / 13.317; -169.15
Mission duration 8 d 03 h 18 m 35 s
Crew photo
Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin
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The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It was the fifth human spaceflight of Project Apollo and the third human voyage to the Moon or Moon orbit. Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above.

The mission fulfilled President John F. Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon by the end of the 1960s, which he had expressed during a speech given before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: "I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth."

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