Apollo and the Moon

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the first manned landing on the Moon. The landing took place in July 1969.

Neil Armstrong piloted the Lunar Module to a landing in the Sea of Tranquility, landing at some distance from the planned position. Michael Collins remained in the Command Module and circled the Moon while the others were on the surface.

They carried out a surface EVA of 2.5 hours, then slept on board the Lunar Module, before returning to the Command Module.

On return to Earth, the astronauts stayed in Isolation for 3 weeks, in case of any 'Moon germs'.

None of the three men has returned to space.

CrewMission CommanderNeil Armstrong
 Command Module PilotMichael Collins
 Lunar Module PilotEdwin (Buzz) Aldrin
CraftCommand ModuleColumbia
 Lunar ModuleEagle

Apollo 12