APOLLO 11 THE MOON LANDING BY THE EAGLE

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AS11-40-5880boot print in moon surfacejulio1969“A SMALL STEP FOR MAN, A GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND”

THE EAGLE LAND THE MOON SURFACE 20th OF JULY 1969.

The Eagle (lunar module of the Saturn V rocket), that the July 16, 1969, had taken off the shelf from Florida LC 39A, in the mission of Apollo 11, he takes off from the rest of the rocket to go to the lunar surface.

At 15:17 of the July 20 Houston in 1969, listening to voice of Neil Armstrong: “Houston … tranquility base here, the eagle has land on the moon”.

South of the Sea of Tranquility at coordinates 0 ° 40’27 “North and 23 º 28’23” East, Armstrong requested permission to make preparations for the first extravehicular activity and authorizes Houton.

Past 5 hours and a half since the occurrence of the landing, astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, are ready to leave the LEM.

The first that comes down the stairs, turning on the television camera that the images retransmitiria world is Neil Armstrong and step lunar soil from 02:56 to July 21, 1969, saying his famous sentence:

“A SMALL STEP FOR MAN, A GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND”

The clock of Houston mark 22:56.

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Buzz Aldrin,  leaves LEM and down the stairs and in its dialogue with Houston said: “Maybe Neil was a small step, but for me it was a nice jump.”

“Beautiful … beautiful … A magnificent desolation ”

Begins to perform the tasks for which they were assigned: installing appliances discover a plaque with an inscription commemorating the time and after a television camera.

AS11-40-5874Also the deployment of the American flag, and starts a conversation with the then president of the United States, Richard Nixon.

 

– “Hello Neil and Buzz, I am speaking by telephone from the Oval Office of the White House and this is surely the most important phone call ever made, thanks to what we have, now the sky is part of the world men and as we speak from the Sea of Tranquility, it reminds us that we must double efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. In this unique moment in the history of the world, all peoples of the earth are one. What we have done and proud to pray to return safely to Earth ”

Armstrong replied to his president:

– “Thank you, Mr. President, for us it is an honor and a privilege to be here. We represent not only the United States, but also men of peace of all countries. It is a vision. We are honored to participate in this mission today. “

The EVA (extravehicular activity – moon walk) longer than 14 hours, during which astronauts carry out important scientific experiments: one ALSEP installed with several experiments, an American flag at 100 by 52 cm, leaving a disc with messages and greetings all the nations of the world, received the medals of the families of Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Komarov, the ensign of the Apollo in memory of Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee, who died in the fire in the Apollo 1 spacecraft, the seal with a buffer first copy of the new postage stamp from 10 cents to collect 22 kg of lunar rocks.

NEIL AMSTRONG BEFORE & AFTER:

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Tha Apollo 11 multimedia library:

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/images11.html#Maps

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/video11.html

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