Published: Fri, July 19, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

True Stories About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

True Stories About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Mr Collins said that when he saw the USA flag planted on the Moon, he was thrilled and it made him proud to be an American, but a diplomatic world tour he and the other two astronauts took after the mission "opened my vistas". Visitors can look over photos from Apollo 11 in Gallery 708 that features the exhibit "Moon Landing 50th Anniversary - NASA Images from the Apollo Missions".

The mission has also been honoured through a Google Doodle on Friday.

This demo wasn't created as a spur of the moment celebration of a trending search term-Nvidia's team actually started working on the project five years ago. Most of these people are construction workers, scientists, and engineers who never left the ground. Michael Collins, Apollo 11's command module pilot, will be your co-pilot and narrator on the trip.

Armstrong's Apollo 11 A7L pressure garment, helmet assembly and gloves were unveiled at 13:00 UTC on July 16, just 32 minutes before the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Saturn V that carried the three-man Apollo 11 crew.

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The mission was laden with challenges from the get-go.

Along the way to the moon's surface, Armstrong and Aldrin lost radio contact with Earth, the onboard computer showed unfamiliar error codes, and fuel ran short. As millions watched on television anxiously, they steered the module to a chosen landing site in a crater known as the "Sea of Tranquility" on 20 July 1969.

Recalling Armstrong's famous words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", the 89-year-old said, "I think a number of us are still waiting for that giant leap". Many breakthroughs - from CAT scans to freeze-dried food - were made possible by the Apollo missions, according to a release by Google.

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