Apollo 11 carried three astronauts to the moon with a mission of landing on the moon. This mission was carried out on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. They left commemorative medallions bearing the names of the three Apollo 1 astronauts who lost their lives as well as the names of two cosmonauts who also lost their lives in accidents. The astronauts left a plaque signed by the three astronauts as well as President Nixon. The two astronauts spent 21 hours 36 minutes on the moon’s surface before leaving to re-join the Command and Service Module and return to Earth.
Launch- July 16, 1969
Landing- July 24, 1969
Astronauts- Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins
Overall view of the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC), Building 30, Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), showing the flight controllers celebrating the splashdown and success of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission