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Crewed lunar landing
July 16, 1969 - July 24, 1969
Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Edwin (“Buzz”) Aldrin, Jr., became the first people to land on the Moon.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida carrying the crew into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. On July 20, Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar soil with the words, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Splashdown of Apollo 11 occurred in the Pacific Ocean on July 24.