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CaptionApollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon on July 20 1969 at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. A third member of the mission Michael Collins remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the surface about 15 hours later. All three astronauts returned to Earth safely after travelling in space for 8 days --- --- --- When Armstrong again looked outside he saw that the computer's landing target was in a boulder-strewn area just north and east of a 300 metres 980 ft diameter crater later determined to be "West crater" named for its location in the western part of the originally planned landing ellipse. Armstrong took semi-automatic control[19] and with Aldrin calling out altitude and velocity data landed at 20:17 UTC on July 20 with about 25 seconds of fuel left. --- --- --- Apollo 11 landed with less fuel than other missions and the astronauts also encountered a premature low fuel warning. This was later found to have been due to greater propellant 'slosh' than expected uncovering a fuel sensor. On subsequent missions extra baffles were added to the tanks to prevent this. --- --- --- In addition to fulfilling President John F. Kennedy's mandate to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s [39] Apollo 11 was an engineering test of the Apollo system; therefore Armstrong snapped photos of the LM so engineers would be able to judge its post-landing condition. He removed the TV camera from the MESA and made a panoramic sweep then mounted it on a tripod --- --- --- On August 13 they rode in parades in their honor in New York Chicago and Los Angeles. This celebration was the beginning of a 45-day "Giant Leap" tour that brought the astronauts to 25 foreign countries and included visits with prominent leaders such as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Many nations would honor them
Headline"That's one small step for [a] man one giant leap for mankind" ---Neil Armstrong
KeywordsNeil-Armstrong new-world-story
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11
Byline (Photographer)NASA
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11

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