Apollo 11



Apollo 11

The Apollo 11 mission is accomplished. The Eagle has landed safely on the moon. This is a big day for all mankind. The Apollo 11 team com-pleted the mission and returned home to Earth.


Here you can see Niel A. Armstrong\'s footstep. It will stay like this forever on the moon.__________

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Like Niel Armstrong said when he stepped out of “the Eagle”; “One small step for man – one giant leap for mankind.” This is a big day for everybody. Now scientists can study the moon closer. The Apollo 11 team took the first step on the moon, and which planet will be the next?

The mission
Niel A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. finished the mission by

Here you can see the three Apollo 11 astronauts:
- Niel A. Armstrong – Commander
- Michael Collins – Command - Module Pilot
- Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. – Lunar Module Pilot____________________

performing a manned lunar landing, and returning safely back to Earth. Apollo 11 was launched on July 16. 1969 at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. The Apollo 11 mission lasted in 8 days, 3 hours and 18 minutes.


The American flag on the moon.____

When Niel Armstrong walked on the moon he placed an American flag in the moon-dust. He also placed a sign where it was written: “Here Men From Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace
For All Mankind”

The moon
The moon is 348,400 kilometres from the Earth. The moon is the closest neighbour planet to Earth. The astronauts from Apollo 11 collected samples from the moon. These first samples were dark-coloured rocks. The rocks were covered with a thick layer of moon-dust. The rocks were about 3,7 billion years old. The Apollo 11 team were the first human bodies who set their feet upon the moon. They stayed on the moon for 21,6 hours.

The journey home
The three astronauts were very tired. They had worked really hard to make the trip to the moon safe. But it wasn’t only the astronauts who did the hard work. At Kennedy Space Centre there were hundreds of people working. The technicians told the astronauts what to do. The Apollo 11 mission started many months before the “take off”. The astronauts went through many tests and hard training programs, before they went into the space. They had to learn how to fly the space craft, and how to manage different situations.

Mission complete
Now the Apollo 11 mission is over. The mission went well, and no one got hurt. The astronauts did a very good job, and technicians as well.
The mission is complete, and it was successfully accomplished.




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