The Mission Apollo 11 wrote the three names: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins in Human History. For a long time, like Da Vinci, Jules Verne, and many others, the human being dreamed of going to the Moon. Apollo 11 realized this dream by marking the first steps of the Man on the Moon in 1969.

The official emblem of Apollo 11, June, 1969, ⓒNASA

Apollo 11 is the legendary mission of the Apollo program launched by NASA in the 1960s. The objective of the mission was perfectly described by Neil Armstrong’s famous phrase when his visit to the Moon was broadcast live in front of millions of viewers. "It’s a small step for man, a giant leap for humanity". Three American astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins, carried out this mission from July 16 to 24. And they returned safely to Earth.

Official crew photo of the Apollo 11, From left to right, the astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, ⓒNASA

When Michel Collins piloted the Commande and Services Module (Columbia) while in orbit, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the site called "Sea of Tranquility”. They spent 2 hours 31 minutes outside the Lunar Module (Eagles). During this short time, they installed all the ALSEP (Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package) scientific instruments, collected 21.55 kg of soil samples, and put commemorative plaque as well as the American flag on the surface of the Moon. The photographs taken by the astronauts themselves with the Hasselblad camera have become emblematic and valuable documents of the Era of Space Conquest.

Buzz Aldrin in front of the Lunar Module, ⓒNASA
The Commande and Services Module from Eagle, ⓒNASA