NASA and the National Air and Space Museum are the most authoritative sources for information on the Apollo 11 mission and the lunar landing.
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Image credit: NASA. Buzz Aldrin explores the moon's surface in this iconic photo.
On July 20, 1969, the first humans set foot on Earth's moon. American astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins were aboard the history-making Apollo 11 spacecraft, and returned to Earth July 24, 1969, to great fanfare.
Use this guide to explore some of the best websites we found on the subject, as well as books and other library resources here at HCC.
What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth?
Join us for a guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston. Presented by by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.
(Audio does not begin right away, approx 2:50. Video begins at 12:50.)
The First Men on the Moon site synchronizes the audio from the command module, the landing module, and NASA control with video from the landing module. It's a fascinating look at what it might have been like to be there.